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Russian Presidential Secretary: Russia is interested in restoring relations with the European Union

Russia holds surprise drills in Crimea

△Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Recently, Russia’s relations with the European Union have been tense around the Navaline incident.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov told the media on the 8th that Russia is interested in restoring relations with the European Union, but it needs to take into account the interests of both sides.

On the same day, Germany, Sweden and Poland announced the expulsion of Russian diplomatic personnel in their respective countries.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on the same day that this move was groundless and unfriendly, and it was an interference in Russia’s internal affairs.

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said on the 8th that Russia has always been interested in restoring relations with the European Union, and Russia is not the cause of the shutdown of Russian-EU relations.

Russia believes that the resumption of Russian-European relations must take into account the interests of both sides.

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: There is no basis for the expulsion of Russian diplomats by three European countries.

On the 5th local time, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that they were declared “unpopular” and asked to leave the country in the near future because of illegal activities of relevant Swedish, Polish and German diplomatic missions in Russia.

In response, on the 8th, Sweden, Poland and Germany announced the expulsion of Russian diplomatic missions.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zakharova said on the same day that the actions of the three European countries are groundless and unfriendly, which is a continuation of a series of actions taken by the West against Russia, which Russia believes are interference in Russia’s internal affairs.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zakharova: Germany, Sweden and Poland made the decision today (February 8) to repatriate Russian diplomats, which is groundless and unfriendly, and is a continuation of a series of interferences in internal affairs by Western countries against Russia.

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