Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said US policy was driven by its “ideological superiority complexes”.
The United States aims to weaken the EU, both militarily and economically, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has claimed.
Europeans are already suffering from anti-Russian sanctions”much more than the United States,he said in an interview published on Sunday.
“There is a growing number of economists, not only in our country, but also in the West, who are coming to the conclusion that the American objective is to completely ‘bleed’ and deindustrialize the European economy,” he said.
“It is also in Washington’s interest to weaken Europe militarily. To keep him constantly under pressure, to force him to pump weapons into Ukraine, and in return fill the arms depots of EU countries with American supplies,” said Lavrov.
In pursuing such a policy, Washington was guided by “economic calculations, purely selfish, as well as by ideological complexes of superiority”, he suggested.
Earlier this month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Americans were doing “crazy moneyby selling gas to European states at exorbitant prices amid EU sanctions on Russian energy supplies.
He said this would inevitably lead to the “de-industrializationof the EU which, in turn, will have “Very, very deplorable consequences” for the block “over the next 10 to 20 years.
Following the sweeping sanctions that the EU imposed on Russia for its military operation in Ukraine, gas prices have risen. The bloc is now grappling with the prospect of winter energy shortages and runaway inflation. Brussels has largely followed Washington’s position, which seeks to weaken Moscow by imposing sanctions, while supporting kyiv with arms supplies and financial aid.
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