February 14th According to a report by the Russian satellite agency Moscow on February 12, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview with Vladimir Soloviyov on the social media website “Solovyov Live” that if Brussels impose sanctions on the Russian economy Sensitive sectors pose risks, and Moscow does not rule out severing relations with the EU.
Lavrov said on the show: “We are ready for this.
If we see again — we have felt more than once — that sanctions in certain areas pose risks to our economy, including in the most sensitive areas…, we must be prepared for it even if we do not want to be isolated from international life.
If you want peace, you have to be ready for war.
According to the report, a week ago, Lavrov said in Moscow that the abnormal relationship between Russia and the European Union was not good for anyone.
After returning from Russia, Borelli declared that Russia “distanced” Europe and lacked trust in bilateral relations, noting that Russia showed no interest in restoring relations and determined that the relationship was deadlocked.
Borelli said that the EU is likely to adopt new sanctions against Russia.
According to the website of the British Daily Telegraph on February 12, Moscow local time said on Friday that Russia is ready to sever ties with the European Union if the European Union adopts further sanctions on Russia’s imprisonment of prominent opposition figure Navaline.
This statement marks another deterioration of Russia’s relations with the West.
According to the report, in January this year, after receiving months of rehabilitation treatment in Germany, Navaline was arrested after returning to Russia and was subsequently sentenced to three years in prison for violating parole regulations.
The move triggered the largest national protest in Russia in 10 years, and the European Union imposed sanctions on six senior Russian officials for Navaline’s “poisoning”.
The report also said that the European Union is now proposing the possibility of imposing further sanctions, and Moscow has said it will fight back.
In an interview on Friday, when asked whether Russia is moving towards a “disruption” with the EU, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Russia is ready to do so if “some areas of sanctions pose risks to our economy”.
The report pointed out that the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Borelli was publicly reprimanded by Lavrov during his visit to Moscow last week, who criticized the EU for alleged human rights violations in Latvia and called the relationship between the two sides characterized by a “lack of trust”.