Moscow, February 15 Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said on the 15th that the European Union has been destroying relations with Russia, and Russia must be prepared for any development, and the choice is in the EU.
Lavrov held talks with visiting Finnish Foreign Minister Havisto on the same day. At the joint press conference held after the talks, he said that the EU has been destroying relations with Russia, and Russia must be prepared for any development, and the choice is in the EU.
If the EU decides to resume relations with Russia and take relevant actions, Russia will also be prepared for this.
Lavrov also said that Russia’s relations with most European countries do not have problems, and Russia-Finnish relations based on equality and mutual benefit are good examples. He stressed that the EU should not be confused with Europe.
Russia has many partners in Europe, and Russia will continue to develop mutually beneficial relations with it.
“The important task at present is to find ways for the EU to actively engage in dialogue and exchange of views with Russia,” Havesto said at the press conference.
The European Union has negative views on Russia’s decision to expel the personnel of the diplomatic missions of the three European countries in Russia. At the same time, the EU and Russia are closely linked in terms of enterprises and the implementation of joint economic and trade projects.
On the 5th, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared some members of the Swedish, Polish and German diplomatic missions in Russia “unpopular” and asked them to leave the country in the near future because they participated in an unauthorized rally in support of Russian opposition figures in Navaline.
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borelli visited Russia from the 4th to the 6th.
After returning to the European Union, he said on social media that Russia expelled diplomats from three European countries during his visit, indicating that Russia did not want to seize the opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue with the European Union.
The EU must formulate a plan to let Russia bear the consequences, and do not exclude additional sanctions.
Lavrov later said in an interview with the Russian media that if the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia pose risks to the Russian economy, the possibility of Russia severing relations with the EU cannot be ruled out.