Moscow says EU and NATO member states don’t understand ‘many, many obvious things’
The Kremlin hopes Western nations will reconsider their perception of Russia in the future, he said, as the United States and a number of its allies in Europe continue to impose harsh and far-reaching sanctions. scale in Moscow in response to its military attack on Ukraine.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov outlined his views on the prospect of improving Russia’s relations with the West.
“We hope that sooner or later our position will be understood by EU countries and NATO member states,” he said.
According to Peskov, these nations “taking an overly emotional approach and refusing to understand very many obvious things.
Commenting on whether Moscow was indeed being shut out by the West, Peskov said that although “there is the abandonment of relations, the severance of economic ties, the introduction of various sanctions by a number of states, such as European countries, the United States, Canada, Japan and others , this does not mean the isolation of Russia.”
“In the world, as you know, there are many other countries [then these] who have a much more balanced, sometimes more reasonable attitude towards the dynamics of international relations. We prefer not to talk about isolation and are clear that we should not discuss it,” he said.
His remarks come after a number of governments announced sanctions against Moscow and several of its officials following the invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this week, the EU revealed its intention to exclude seven Russian banks from the SWIFT global payment system.
US President Joe Biden hit Russia with a fresh wave of embargoes last Thursday, insisting the offensive was a “premeditated attack”. According to Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin is “the aggressor [who] chose this war, and now he and his country will suffer the consequences.
Russia’s incursion into its neighbor came after leaders of the newly recognized Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics appealed for help to counter what they said was a spike in Kiev aggression. According to the Kremlin, the invasion was aimed at crippling the Ukrainian army and ridding the country of so-called “Nazi” elements.