Moscow says EU turning into ‘aggressive & militant’
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov right this moment mentioned he doubted the motives of Ukraine’s intention of becoming a member of the European Union, whereas accusing Brussels of ambitions past the European continent.
Ukraine, the place Russia launched a navy marketing campaign on February 24, “is ready to declare a neutral, non-aligned status,” Lavrov advised reporters following a gathering of CIS overseas ministers in Tajikistan’s capital Dushanbe.
“At the same time, they are trying in every possible way to emphasise their desire to become an EU member,” Lavrov added.
“There are serious doubts about how harmless such a desire is from Kyiv,” he mentioned.
Lavrov additionally accused the EU of remodeling from a “constructive, economic platform” into an “aggressive, militant player, declaring its ambitions far beyond the European continent”, pointing to strikes within the Indo-Pacific area.
“They are rushing to follow in the tracks already laid by NATO, thereby confirming the trend that they are merging with the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) and will in fact serve as its appendage,” he mentioned.