February 12, 2021
Last week. during a visit by the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov slapped down the EU’s sanctimonious interference in Russia’s internal policies.
Back in Brussels, Borrell, who was criticized by some EU hardliners for not directly rebuffing Lavrov’s talk, set down to write a blog post in which again attacked Russia over the latest Navalny stunt:
I have just returned from a very complicated visit to Moscow, on which I had embarked to discuss the fraught state of EU-Russia relations. They have been low for a number of years, and deteriorated even further after recent developments linked to the poisoning, arrest, and sentencing of Alexei Navalny as well as the related mass arrests of thousands of demonstrators. The purpose of this mission was to express directly the EU’s strong condemnation of these events and to address, through principled diplomacy, the process of a rapid worsening of our relationship with Russia, and to help prepare the forthcoming European Council discussions on EU-Russia relations.
Borrell is delusional. Hardly anyone in Russia believes the nonsensical poisoning story for which the ‚west‘ could provide exactly zero evidence:
Brett Harris @BrettHar123 – 18:41 UTC · Feb 7, 2021
Only 15% in Russia believe the Navalny poisoning was the Govt trying to eliminate an opponent, and the 15% based this opinion from Telegram and the Internet and were mostly 18-24. The rest think it was staged, a Western false flag, personal or opposition: https://levada.ru/2020/12/24/… (…)https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/02/lavrov-russia-is-ready-to-end-relations-with-the-european-union.html