February 14th According to a Russian News Agency Moscow on February 13, Peter Stano, spokesman for EU foreign affairs and security policy, said that the European Union had taken note of the speech of Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov on Russian-European relations and the Kremlin’s comments on this matter.
“We want to establish relations with Russia based on our values, our interests, respect for international law and obligations within frameworks such as international organizations,” the diplomat said.
At the same time, he stressed that Moscow’s current relationship with Brussels is not good.
Last week, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Borelli met with Lavrov during his visit to Moscow.
He pledged that despite the difficulties in relations, Brussels still supported the dialogue with Moscow and called for the “wall of silence” not to be built.
However, after returning to Brussels, Borelli announced his intention to propose new sanctions against Russia.
He said that this issue would be considered at the meeting of EU foreign ministers on February 22, and then at the EU summit in March.
It is reported that the permanent representatives of member states to the European Union have discussed the results and follow-up measures of Borelli’s visit to Russia on February 11, including the imposition of sanctions on the Navaline incident.
According to the German Foreign Ministry on Friday local time, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov’s remarks that Russia is ready to sever ties with the European Union are “disturbing”.
A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said: “These remarks are really disturbing and difficult to understand.”