War in Ukraine: Russia accuses the European Union of having become aggressive and bellicose
Sylvie Claire / May 13, 2022
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the European Union on Friday of having turned into an aggressive and belligerent actor in the wake of NATO's conflict in Ukraine.
The EU has changed from a constructive economic platform, as it was created, to an aggressive and belligerent actor that already displays its ambitions far beyond the European continent, said Sergei Lavrov at a press conference from Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
As such, he judged that Kiev's desire to become a member of the European Union is not insignificant. More broadly, he accused the Europeans of rushing exactly on the path that Nato has already traced, confirming the tendency to merge with the North Atlantic Alliance and will serve, in fact, as an appendage to Nato, added Mr. Lavrov in the park of an official residence, interrupted by the cries of peacocks.
He denounced in passing the words of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who went to India at the end of April for a visit intended to strengthen strategic ties with this country, which displays its neutrality in the face of conflict. The outcome of the war (in Ukraine) will not only determine the future of Europe, but will also profoundly affect the Indo-Pacific region, she said. Moscow considers the Atlantic Alliance, its old Cold War enemy, to be an existential threat and has justified its offensive in Ukraine by Kiev's Atlanticist ambitions and Western political and military support for Russia's neighbor. Russia is also increasing its attacks on the European Union, which has imposed an unprecedented volley of sanctions on Moscow and is showing its support for Ukraine.