Russia did not refuse dialogue with Europe on the topic of security. This was stated on January 30 by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, answering questions from journalists following the results of the activities of Russian diplomacy in 2022.
“We do not lose hope that sooner or later we will see in Europe such political forces that will be able to rely on their own national interests, and not on the desire to please someone” overseas “,” Lavrov said.
In his opinion, the West has lost the culture of diplomacy and negotiations. As the minister noted, the European Union and the United States are trying to impose their position and receive only unilateral benefits without taking into account the interests of the other side.
“It is for this reason that they did not properly accept the security guarantee proposals put forward by us in December 2021. They preferred <...> to throw colossal political, economic, military and human resources into open confrontation with Russia,” the Russian Foreign Minister added.
Earlier in the day, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow would resist the US intention to defeat Russia in various areas by all means.
Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed out that NATO countries were completely embroiled in a confrontation with Russia in Ukraine.
On January 18, Lavrov announced that the United States was uniting European countries to fight against Russia and creating a coalition. He compared this strategy to the actions of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler.