MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia wouldn’t welcome new restrictions, because it hopes that political will to proceed dialogue will prevail overseas, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Tuesday.
“We know that, unfortunately, both Brussels and the United States continue discussing sanctions with absolutely maniacal persistence. This is something we would not welcome, something we would not like. We hope that political will to continue dialogue will prevail, and we will be solving the hardest problems in our relations exclusively through dialogue,” Peskov informed reporters, requested if Russia is prepared for harsh sanctions.
Russia stays “mobilised” within the face of potential threats, the Kremlin spokesman assured.
This comes after the EU overseas coverage chief, Josep Borrell, earlier informed Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow that Brussels would take into account new sanctions towards Russia over the case of opposition activist Alexei Navalny. He was sentenced to two years and eight months in jail for violating probation phrases from a suspended sentence on a 2014 money-laundering conviction.
Borrell additionally stated that Moscow was disconnecting itself from Europe.
Lavrov stated that relations between Russia and the EU have been strained for a while, including that the bloc was to blame. He confused that Moscow stays open to dialogue however is ready to minimize ties with the EU if it introduces sanctions that hit the Russian economic system.