Moscow will respond proportionately to the new EU sanctions against the Russian Federation if Brussels introduces restrictions. RIA Novosti writes about this with reference to the words of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The diplomat called the calls for new restrictions “routine of the Western worldview.” “The experience of relations with the European Union after 2014 convincingly shows that the EU-based Brussels instinctively grabs the lever of sanctions when faced with the firm attitude of our country and other sovereign states to defend their own legitimate interests,” Zakharova stressed.
Also, the politician considered a possible decision of the EU on new sanctions to be a “reckless step” and said that “a commensurate response would follow.”
The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, who visited Moscow on February 4-6, earlier announced his intention to initiate new sanctions against Russia. According to him, this issue will be considered at a meeting of the Council of EU Foreign Ministers on February 22.
Prior to this, the politician stated that Russia had no interest in normalizing relations with the European Union.