Sergey Labrutto: Press service of the MFA of Russia / RIA Novosti
Europe is currently experiencing a massive crisis of confidence, and the potential development of the EU with Russia is not implemented because of the actions of Western countries of betraying the ideas of Charles de Gaulle. This assessment was given by the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in an article for the French magazine Revue Politique et Parlementaire, dedicated to the 130th anniversary since the birthday of the former leader of the Fifth Republic, TASS.
According to him, recovery would have contributed to a broad-based partnership between Moscow and Paris, separating as permanent members of the UN Security Council’s special responsibility for maintaining peace. Now the whole European business, including the French, I am sure Lavrov, at a loss. “I am confident that the current scenario is far from what was referring to Charles de Gaulle, perfectly realize all the futility and counterproductive “Europe without Russia”, — said the Minister.
The foreign Minister also noted that Moscow supports the idea of the current French President Emmanuel Macron to create a system of European security is not in opposition to Russia, and General participation. He believes the main fact that the words turned into concrete steps. “Russia, for its part, to an upstanding peer interaction invariably ready”, — concluded Lavrov.
Charles de Gaulle is a prominent French military, politician and statesman, a symbol of French Resistance during the Second world war. Assumed the presidency on 8 January 1959 de Gaulle opposed to US hegemony in Europe.
Relations between Moscow and several Western countries sharply worsened in the spring of 2014 after joining the Crimea to Russia and the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. Against Russia imposed sanctions — both individual and affect the whole economy. The Kremlin has imposed reciprocal restrictions in August of that year, setting the food embargo.
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