Russia is ready to resume relations with the European Union, but it does not intend to knock on a closed door. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reports TOPNEWS
“We will always be ready to revive our relations so that they rise practically from the ashes, but for this, we must understand what the European Union is interested in,” the Russian minister said.
He added that the EU is aware of this, Moscow has spoken about this more than once, but the European side has not yet put forward any counter ideas.
“We are now being accused of having just abandoned our policy in the direction of the EU, so I don’t think that we are courting this structure too much and raising its importance. She herself determines her place in the world, ”Lavrov said.
Recently, relations between the European Union and Russia have deteriorated in connection with the so-called “Navalny case.” The European Union has introduced new sanctions against the Russian Federation. The Russian Foreign Ministry promised to respond to these actions.