Lavrov: Russia should build a return to full-fledged partnership with the EU using a “safety net”

Lavrov: Russia should build a return to full-fledged partnership with the EU using a “safety net”

Lavrov: Russia should build a return to full-fledged partnership with the EU using a

Russia needs to play it safe and reduce its dependence on the European Union in order to resume interaction with the EU in full, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “The European Union, unfortunately, took the path of sacrificing its geo-economic, strategic interests in order to please momentary desires not to lag behind the United States in what is called“ punishing Russia. ”We are used to this. Now we understand that all our future plans I have in view of the possibility of returning to a full-fledged partnership with the European Union, we must build by all means using a “safety net,” he said on the air of the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin “on the TV channel” Russia “(VGTRK). The minister explained:” That is, to provide ourselves with all the possibilities so that if the EU remains in its negative, destructive positions, we do not depend on its whims and can ensure our own development independently and in partnership with those who are ready to cooperate on an equal, mutually respectful basis. ”

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