February 20, local time, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov said that the EU was not willing to improve Russia-EU relations.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Peskov: When it comes to Russia-Europe relations, we have made a lot of attempts.
Urging the EU to show the will to normalize Russian-European relations, but has not received a response from the EU, and even recently has not seen Europe moving towards each other.
In addition, when referring to Russia’s relations with NATO, Peskov said that NATO regards Russia as an opponent and has been expanding the construction of military infrastructure to Russia’s border areas.
And this constantly forces Russia to strengthen its actions to deal with hostile acts from NATO.
Recently, Russia-EU relations have become increasingly tense.
On the 5th of this month, the Russian Foreign Ministry declared some members of the Swedish, Polish and German diplomatic missions in Russia
“unpopular” and asked them to leave the country recently because they participated in unauthorized rallies, and the three countries announced the expulsion of a Russian diplomat on the 8th.
Since then, Russia’s relations with the European Union have continued to decline.
Russian officials have repeatedly warned that Russia is ready to cut off contact with the EU if the EU insists on imposing sanctions on Russia.