The statement by the head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, was quoted on January 10 by the Russian embassy in London on January 10. In it, the politician referred to NATO during the ongoing talks between Russia and the US on the future of relations in Central Europe. What made MEP Radosław Sikorski so angry?
Radosław Sikorski on Ławrów’s words: You were never our father
In the statement quoted by the Russian embassy in London, the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, stated that “NATO is a geopolitical project aimed at taking over territories stranded by the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union.”
The MEP of the European Coalition, Radosław Sikorski, responded to these words. “Understand this once and for all, in a language you can understand. We weren’t orphaned because you were never our daddy. A more serial rapist. And that’s why we don’t miss you. And if you try again, you’ll get a kick in the balls,” he wrote. on Twitter.
USA – Russia. A marathon of talks is brewing
On Monday in Geneva, a meeting of Russian and American diplomats was held, where the topic of security and tension on the Ukrainian-Russian border was discussed. The meeting lasted eight hours. – The talks were difficult, long, very professional – said Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister. – We had the impression that the American side took the Russian proposals very seriously and studied them in depth – added the Russian politician.
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“We will not let anyone slam the open-door policy of NATO, which has always been a focal point of the Alliance,” said Wendy Sherman, US deputy chief of diplomacy. – We will not give up bilateral cooperation with sovereign states that want to cooperate with the United States – she added. She also assured that no decisions would be made without the knowledge of those whom the talks concern.
A meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels is scheduled for Wednesday, and a meeting of representatives of Russia with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is to be held in Vienna on Thursday.