Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview with “Russian Business Consulting” on the 19th that the current Russian-EU relations have been “torn to pieces”.
Lavrov pointed out that the interaction mechanism between Russia and the EU, such as the Cooperation Council and partnership, has now been undermined, and cooperation between the two sides on international issues has completely stopped.
Russia has long been regarded as an outsider by the EU, and prejudice hinders Russia from developing normal relations with the EU.
Referring to the North Stream-2 project, Lavrov pointed out that the United States asked the European Union to impose sanctions on Russia on the grounds of building the North Stream-2 project, indicating that the United States is the “owner of the European Union”.
Lavrov stressed that if the EU insists on imposing sanctions on Russia in the economic field, Russia will also be ready to cut off contact with the EU.
Lavrov said that Russia does not want to isolate itself from the rest of the world, but should not rule out the possibility of the development of events.
Lavrov stressed that Russia is fulfilling 100% of its obligations to build the “Nord Stream-2” gas pipeline, and that the difficulties of the project are currently caused by actions by the EU, which hopes to achieve self-affirmation through sanctions against Russia.