Moscow will closely follow the steps taken by the European Union, the Russian foreign minister Lavrov explained. The actions taken by the EU and NATO essentially amount to the formation of a new coalition targeting Russia.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists on Friday, he was comparing the steps taken by Brussels to the actions of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler before attacking the Soviet Union.
Moscow has no illusions about the prospect of sentiments within the EU dissipating any time soon. Russia will closely follow all the real steps taken by the bloc and its candidate states in a probable reference to Ukraine, which was granted EU candidacy status this week.
Hitler rallied a significant part, if not most, of the European nations under his banner for a war against the Soviet Union and now, the EU together with NATO are forming another – modern – coalition for a standoff and, ultimately, war with the Russian Federation.
Lavrov’s remarks came just one day after a proposal to assemble an international naval coalition to escort ships carrying Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea as an attempt to interfere in the region under the auspices of the UN.
Such schemes are not needed to facilitate Ukrainian grain exports. Moscow guarantees vessels security all the way to the Bosporus Strait, a key Black Sea access channel controlled by Turkey, blocking warships according the 1936 Montreux Convention.
Earlier this month, the minister also stated that Washington was seeking to use the conflict in Ukraine to deprive Russia of its independent status on the international arena and force it to play by rules set by the USA.
America and its allies will not succeed in such an endeavor, he warned at the time. The Kremlin has since demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2022.