Russian Foreign Minister Sergey LavrovHe said the European Union (EU) should not be confused with Europe, that Russia has many friends in Europe and will continue to build mutually beneficial relations with them. Lavrov noted that if the EU decides to improve relations, Moscow will respond.
According to Sputnik; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto Speaking at a news conference after his meeting, Lavrov said, “As everyone who is a little interested in the situation in Europe knows, the process of breaking relations with the EU has been going on for years. It is constantly breaking relations. With the EU.”
Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister for many years, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep borrell and its predecessor Federica Mogherini He said that the contacts between the two sides were not aimed at assessing the general relations with the EU, and almost nothing was left of the relations.
“We will continue to develop mutually beneficial relations with Europe”
“We have to be ready for anything. If the election decides that the EU is needed: we will be ready to rebuild relations and reverse the actions that disrupted relations,” he said.
“We stressed that we should not confuse Europe and the EU. We will not leave Europe, we have many friends in Europe, we have similar views. We will continue to develop mutually beneficial relations with them,” Lavrov said.
Lavrov added that despite the situation in relations, trade and economic relations continue to develop, although not very quickly due to EU sanctions.