Lavrov called the state of relations between Russia and the EU abnormal

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. Archival photoLavrov called the state of relations between Russia and the EU abnormal© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

Lavrov: relations between Russia and the EU is not normal, while the sanctions against Russia are short-sighted, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«The current state of Russian-EU relations can not be considered normal,» — said Lavrov in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais. He also said that EU sanctions against Russia as «short-sighted» and put «on the direct orders of Washington.»

«It is remarkable that the Americans, while losses are not. By inertia the bureaucracy in Brussels to «freeze» most of the proven effectiveness of dialogue mechanisms for practical cooperation», — said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.

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