Keep it up EU and….yes, Russia will!
Russia: Europe will be worked with on a country by country basis, if the EU does not straighten up and get its act together…..No not Europe, but the EU!
Lavrov on Potential Russia-EU Break-up: Rift Has Been Growing for Years at Brussels’ Initiative
The foreign minister has previously stated that Moscow is prepared to end the relationship with the European Union if the bloc introduces sanctions that put the Russian economy at risk.
The breakup between Russia and the European Union has been going on for a long time, with the bloc being the initiator, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.
“In general, it is clear for any person that takes at least some interest in the situation in Europe that the breakup has been going on for many years, as the EU consistently keeps severing ties,” Lavrov said at a press conference, held after talks with Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto.
According to the Russian minister, the 2014 coup in Ukraine was a tipping point, as the EU “in fact showed it could do nothing with the agreement, which the authorities and the opposition reached just ahead of the coup and which was signed by Germany, France and Poland”.
The Russian minister underlined that these meetings were meant to conduct full reviews of all areas of cooperation between Moscow and Brussels. “All of this, I reiterate, was not destroyed by us,” Lavrov stressed. The minister then added that Russia-EU contacts can now be described as sporadic. “The contacts between the Russian foreign minister and high representatives, Josep Borrell and his predecessor Federica Mogherini, are mainly dedicated to situational talks about Syria, the Iranian nuclear program or some other international situation rather than reviews of the relations with the EU because there are almost no relations to speak of,” Lavrov underlined. “In other words, we meet from time to time depending on certain interests, primarily from Brussels. We are not imposing ourselves, we are ready to consider any issue which can be of mutual interest, but in any case the meetings that take place from time to time do not mean that there are relations,” he added.
I have been talking about this and watching this lately. I suspect that Putin will soon step forward and have something to say very soon….for Lavrov was treated very badly and lied to in and by the last EU meeting with Josep Borrell. We have a saying, “Straw that broke the camels back”…
Too many lies and too many straws…
Remember: Russia does not bluff!