Kremlin: Russia not interested in ‘friendship’ with EU against U.S.

"We could hardly agree with the idea of being friends together against anyone, this is probably not the kind of an approach that would meet our interests."

"We could hardly agree with the idea of being friends together against anyone, this is probably not the kind of an approach that would meet our interests."

RIA Novosti/Vladimir Astapkovich
Peskov comments on Mogherini's 'proposal' to 'line up with Russia'

Moscow is not interested in cooperating with the European Union to the detriment of third countries, including the United States, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Dec. 15.

"We could hardly agree with the idea of being friends together against anyone, this is probably not the kind of an approach that would meet our interests," Peskov told reporters.

Peskov commented on the proposal of EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini voiced in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. She said the EU could "line up with Russia" against the policy of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

"First, we don’t know what policy Donald Trump’s administration will conduct," Peskov stressed. He noted that Russia traditionally calls for good ties with the EU, but "there are no relations at all now."

"Of course, we believe it is in the interests of Moscow and Brussels, and the EU member-states to find the path of bringing back to life our dialogue as soon as possible," he added.

Source: TASS

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