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Lavrov assessed the risks for the Russian Federation in the event of Moldova and Ukraine joining the EU

The integration of Moldova and Ukraine into the European Union does not create risks for Russia. This was announced on June 24 by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov during the discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

“The European Union is not a military-political bloc, therefore, unlike the North Atlantic Alliance, the development of its relations with any countries that wish it does not create any threats and risks for us”Lavrov said.

The Russian minister recalled that earlier the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin I have already said that Moscow adheres to this position. At the same time, Lavrov pointed out that in recent years, EU policy has begun to look like “Russophobic”.

Recall, on June 23, the Council of Europe decided to grant the status of an EU candidate to Moldova and Ukraine. Georgia has so far been granted a “European…

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