The consensus in the EU is built on the position of the Russophobic minority, Lavrov said

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in fotobanka foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Archival photoThe consensus in the EU is built on the position of the Russophobic minority, Lavrov said© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

The consensus in the EU at present is built on the position of the Russophobic minority, those who understand the counter-productivity of the current situation with anti-Russian sanctions, should take the first step in the framework of the EU and to agree on how further to build relations with Russia, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«Regarding sanctions, I mentioned that Spain is among those countries who understand the abnormality of the current situation in terms of relations between Russia and the European Union. If the EU is ready to take steps to remedy this situation, we just do not stay in debt and will reciprocate,» Lavrov said after talks with Spanish foreign Minister Josep Borrell.

However, he reminded that «history» sanctions «up to» not Russia. «I presume that those who wish to normalize relations, those who understand completely counterproductive to the current situation, should take the first step in the framework of the European Union is there to negotiate about how they will continue to build relations with Russia. We understand that the EU operates on the basis of consensus, but… in the meantime, the consensus of the European Union towards Russia is built on the basis of the lowest common denominator, based on the position Russophobic very aggressive minorities», — said Lavrov.

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