Russia is ready to break off the relations with the European Union.
This is a special program from the ’ANNA News’. I am Constantine Reztsov. The most discussed topic of the week is the relations between Russia and the EU.
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia is ready to end the relations with the EU if new sanctions are introduced.
“We state what we can do. If we see it again, as we have already seen it more than once how sanctions are being imposed in some areas, which create risks for our economy, including the most sensitive areas — then yes, it will happen» — Sergey Lavrov answered the question about a possible break of Russia with the EU.
He specified that Russia does not want an isolation «from the world life», but the country must be ready for such an event.
“If you want peace — prepare for war” — Lavrov explained.
While commenting on this statement, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, clarified that the meaning of Sergei Lavrov’s words was that Russia, for its part, does not want any termination of relations.
“The point is precisely that we do not want it to happen. We want to keep the relations with the EU. But, if the EU follows their course — we will be ready for such outcome, since we have to be prepared for the worst” — Dmitry Peskov explained.
The ’ANNA News’ is following the development of the events. Stay tuned.