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EU and NATO forming coalition ‘for war against Russia’ – Lavrov

Russia will ‘closely follow’ the steps taken by the European Union, the Russian overseas minister mentioned

The actions taken by the EU and NATO basically quantity to the formation of a “new coalition” concentrating on Russia, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov advised journalists on Friday, evaluating the steps taken by Brussels to the actions of Nazi dictator Adolf Hilter earlier than attacking the Soviet Union.

Moscow has “no illusions” in regards to the prospect of “Russophobic sentiments” inside the EU dissipating any time quickly, Lavrov mentioned. Russia will carefully observe all of the “real steps” taken by the bloc and its candidate states, he added in a possible reference to Ukraine, which was granted EU candidacy standing on Thursday.

“Hitler rallied a significant part, if not most, of the European nations under his banner for a war against the Soviet Union,” the overseas minister mentioned, including that “now, the EU together with NATO are forming another – modern – coalition for a standoff and, ultimately, war with the Russian Federation.”

Lavrov’s remarks got here simply in the future after he branded a proposal to assemble a world naval coalition to escort ships carrying Ukrainian grain by means of the Black Sea as an try to intrude within the area below the auspices of the UN. Such schemes should not wanted to facilitate Ukrainian grain exports, he argued, including that Moscow ensures vessels safety all the way in which to the Bosphorus Strait, a key Black Sea entry channel managed by Turkey.

Earlier this month, the minister additionally said that Washington was looking for to make use of the battle in Ukraine to deprive Russia of its unbiased standing on the worldwide area and pressure it to play by rules set by the US. America and its allies is not going to reach such an endeavor, he warned on the time.

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