Anti-church laws in Ukraine may cause religious strife — Ukrainian Orthodox ChurchWorld May 28, 0:22
Russia’s national football team absolutely clear of doping — doctorSport May 28, 0:14
Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has no doubts that the underlying purpose of the US in Ukraine is to impair partnership between Russia and the European Union.
"It is important to have someone dependent on the United States all the time. As for the Ukrainian crisis, its aim is to leave no chance for us to deepen our partnership with the EU, or even to throw back the prospects for such partnership, in particular, that between Russia and Germany," Lavrov said in a live interview broadcast on three Russian radio stations on Wednesday.
"I have no doubts that this is the strategic aim. I am saying so not because I make guesses. I have sources I trust," Lavrov said.
"The open partnership of Russia and Germany is essential for invigorating the European Union and for attaching priority to the policy of safeguarding EU interests and the interests of individual member-states in order to avoid farming out EU policies to marginalized forces, which by and large act on instructions from overseas," Lavrov said.
As for US attempts to create hindrances to a rapprochement between Russia and Germany Lavrov said that it was rather hard to make Berlin bow to any bans.
"I believe that would be a national disgrace for the Germans," he said. "I do not think that they will go as far as abiding by bans. But the Americans have been doing a lot in attempts to prevent a rapprochement between Russia and Germany.".