Lavrov: Era of Western Lecturing Is Long Over
In an interview with the Mir Interstate Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, Lavrov urged Europe to break free from the minority of hardliners who are working to pit Europe and Russia against each other:
The so-called aggressive minority is trying to maintain EU unity at all costs, whereas the principle of solidarity provides for looking for compromise between two extremes.
There are forces that are categorically against normalizing relations with Russia and also those who call for breaking out of the sanctions dead-end already now.
Lavrov's message is clear: Russia welcomes rapprochement with the West—but only as equal partners. This is non-negotiable.We hope that Europe will see that the era of a master-pupil relationship is long over.