"Divide, bring chaos and try to rule" - Maria Zakharova on the logic of the United States for Europe
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry spoke about the future of relations between Russia and the EU, the impudence of NATO countries and the peacekeeping mission in Transnistria.
Today there was another briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. "Going back to history in Serbia. Minister Lavrov himself called the situation unprecedented and unthinkable. What are the expected response steps to the unfriendly actions of NATO? "- asked the correspondent of The Moscow Post.
Maria Zakharova recalled that Minister Lavrov answered this question during an emergency press conference. He recalled that Russia will never take any steps to further complicate ties between peoples. The actions of Western partners lead to blows in many sectors of life, from international law to the everyday life of people.
Commenting on the situation, Maria Zakharova recalled the song of Alexander Gradsky and a line from it: "Nothing goes to earth without a trace."
US strikes on Europe's "unheard-of chutzpah"
The second question of The Moscow Post concerned the problems of interaction with the European Union:
"Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready to facilitate the export of grain from the ports of Ukraine and explained how this can be done. EU President Shar Michel, apparently, understood this in his own way, speaking at the UN in such a way that the Russian representative Vasily Nebenzya was even forced to leave the meeting room. Please explain for what specific purposes does Moscow maintain relations with Brussels and why do we need the European Union? "
Maria Zakharova recalled that the EU exists for itself. For many years, Russia sincerely and pragmatically built relations aimed at conjugating issues, minimizing costs and mutually beneficial cooperation in a number of areas. This work, bearing fruit, was blocked by Western countries, specifically the United States
"Why? Yes, because this is a terrible dream for the United States - the peaceful and effective coexistence of the European continent. Then it will be impossible to talk about Washington's dominance on the world stage. Today, the United States uses the terrible logic for the 21st century "divide, bring chaos and try to rule," "said the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Russia proceeded from pragmatic interests to implement national policy and in this vein interacted with the EU. Everything seemed to be kind, until someone in Washington seemed unheard of impudence to the growth of Europe with its own currency, an independent energy system, large mineral reserves, technology, population growth and everything else. All this led to the fact that the United States would remain overboard, which Washington could not afford. The EU has been turned into one of NATO's economic departments, with broken ties and weak economies. A blow was also dealt to the entire complex of European unity, as a common achievement of the EU and Russia.
Peacekeeping mission in Transnistria
The third question of The Moscow Post concerned the possibility of a foreign contingent in Moldova.
"Moldova may be preparing to host a" foreign contingent, "there may be a military or police officer. What are the risks for Pridnestrovie in this case? What can Moscow do to protect the inhabitants of this territory? "- asked the correspondent of The Moscow Post.
The diplomat noted that since the beginning of the special military operation in Donbass, the Russian Federation has seen that Moldova is actively trying to push for aggressive cooperation with NATO. Western politicians regularly exaggerate rumors about the need to provide the country with military-technical assistance, organize the supply of weapons, including lethal, and so on.
Alas, such rhetoric finds hot support for certain forces in Moldova itself. This causes concern among the Russian Federation and the neighboring countries of Moldova. Strengthening one's own security is a sovereign right and an internal matter of any state. But it is unlikely that pumping Moldova with NATO weapons will meet this task. As well as correspond to the constant neutrality of the state.
As for the preparation of the country itself for the adoption of a permanent military contingent, then, apparently, we are talking about an amendment to the law on the state border initiated by the Moldovan government. According to media reports, it provides for the possibility of attracting foreign representatives to the protection of the Moldovan border, as well as the creation of a legal framework to ensure the work of the mission of the EU border and coast guard agency in the country, aimed at helping Chisinau manage the flow of Ukrainian refugees.
"I would like to hope that everything will be limited to this, the Russian Foreign Ministry will monitor the actions of this structure. As for the potential risks from such a step, stability in Transnistria has been carried out by a joint Russian and Moldovan peacekeeping mission since 1992, "Maria Zakharova noted and recalled that in June 2022 the 30th anniversary will be celebrated from the moment this mission begins to operate.
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