Russia is ready for a complete rupture of relations with the European Union
In an interview with Vladimir Solovyov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made a statement that had long been expected by the vast majority of the country's citizens, who were increasingly outraged by the growing arrogance and inadequacy of the aggressive anti-Russian behaviour of officials of both the European Union and many of its member countries. And finally, the Russian Foreign Minister clearly indicated: Russia is ready to completely sever relations with the European Union.
As everyone knows, diplomacy is the art of the possible. Objectively and economically, we need each other badly. But this objectivity is understood differently in Moscow and Brussels, as well as in European capitals. The differences have become particularly pronounced in recent years.
If the Russian Federation occupied the balanced position of an adequate neighbour – in any common work disagreements we still be obliged to live in the neighbourhood, and it means that we must observe decency, cultural norms and formal rules, then after the collapse of the USSR, the EU demonstrated the approach of an indignant lord - how in general did you dare, serf! For Navalny (Ukraine, Crimea, the Olympics, and so on), I will whip you! Evidence? What other evidence do you need? I decided so, period.
Further everything turned out like in the famous joke "do not wake the Russian bear". Russia has long demonstrated endurance and patience, but now they have ran out. European democracy did not understand even the absolutely transparent hint with the visit of Josep Borrell? In this case, Moscow calmly notifies "everyone concerned" that maintaining relations with the EU is no longer a priority. Russia is ready to end them.
And that's a good thing. Strictly speaking, this step should have been taken at least a year ago. However, it can not be excluded that it was then planned, only the pandemic greatly tangled things up. But anyway, better late than never.
The escalation of European geopolitical inadequacy is due to a combination of three reasons. Firstly, the European ruling elite is infected by the inadequate worldview of the American globalists. And the scale of the infection is growing, because within the European establishment, almost no one and nothing prevents it.
Secondly, its own European integration project has formed a separate group of globalists, detached from reality, and not on a global scale, but on an intra-European scale. Like the "older brothers-in-mind”, European officials are completely disconnected from the society of the countries that gave them birth. In the same way, they rely on inadequate idealism in everything from politics to economics. Moreover, idealism, on the one hand, is arrogant, and on the other – aggressive.
Thirdly, for more than six years, not even since the February Maidan in Ukraine in 2014, but even since the beginning of civil unrest there in 2013, European geopolitical inadequacy and aggressiveness towards Russia has not received a hard reprimand from our side.
The only case is the Russian food embargo, which has become tangible, but the scale of pain for the European elites was not sufficiently sobering.
The result is irresponsibility, which everywhere and always leads to an escalation of arrogance and aggression. This, in fact, actually happened in practice. In its desire to show that the European Union is not inferior to the world hegemon in coolness, Brussels began to try to behave “holier than the Pope”. In the sense that it is even bolder, more arrogant and shameless than Washington.
What made Moscow seriously think about the fundamental question – do we really need that European Union? If the strengthening of the EU structure inexorably leads to the growth of its aggressive Russophobia, then why should Russia maintain relations with such a structure at all?
Would it not be better to recall the classic proverb about the preferred future of Carthage and move on to an offensive strategy of expanding support for those European social movements and political forces that are fighting for the return of powers to nationalist governments and the restoration of the priority of adequacy and their own state interests in politics?
And if in the EU, after the failure of Borrell’s mission, someone else still didn't come to complete understanding, then after the words of Lavrov it will be already difficult to do it. Think.