EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell said he was “attacked” during his visit to Moscow. He spoke about this on the air of the France 24 TV channel, TOPNEWS reports.
This is how Borrell commented on the issue of “insult by the Russian side.” According to him, the talks held in February were a manifestation of aggression against him.
“This is an attack, not an insult,” Borrell said, adding that relations between Russia and the European Union are “at a dead center.”
Borrell previously accused Russia and China of uniting against the West. In particular, he recalled that recently Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, and the ministers said that they want to strengthen technical independence from Western countries.
On March 24, Borrell described Russia as a dangerous neighbor. At the same time, the diplomat called for maintaining channels of communication on issues where the parties have common interests, including a nuclear agreement with Iran or climate change. Earlier in March, a NATO report was also published, which identified the main threats to the alliance. They are Russia, terrorism, cyberattacks, China, and climate change.