MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. The ideas that EU top diplomat Josep Borrell disseminates among member states of the European Union show no sign of the bloc’s strategic vision on the Russian track and provoke a new prolonged split in Europe, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary on Saturday.
"Unfortunately, the ideas that EU top diplomat Borrell spreads among member states of the European Union do not contain, as before, any hint at the EU’s strategic vision on the Russian track and only provoke Europe’s new prolonged split. They offer no recipes for resolving accumulated problems, as if Russia and the European Union as geographical and civilizational neighbors can get away from each other," the diplomat said, commenting on Borrell’s six-point proposals on the EU’s common approaches to relations with Russia amid the Ukraine crisis.
Hence the conclusion that the goal of the current EU leaders is to be quick to give a reasonable explanation to the attempts at bringing the relations with Russia to the state of political confrontation, depriving them of their common history and economic base, Zakharova pointed out.
"There can be seen the desire to limit the opportunities for future politicians to find a way out of this profound crisis. Beyond any doubt, most of the European society shows the need for quite the opposite in the current conditions," the spokeswoman said.
Borrell, apparently, does not abandon the desire to write down his name into the world and European history with dubious initiatives, the diplomat pointed out.
"However, the Spaniard has so far distinguished himself as the EU’s most confrontational high-level official for all the time who will be remembered for his belligerent calls for ‘the war must be won on the battlefield’ and racist pronouncements about the ‘European garden’ and ‘the jungle’ besetting Europeans," the spokeswoman recalled.
It is still early to talk about the results of the discussions within the EU on the bloc’s relations with Russia as these discussions continue but Moscow has no illusions on this score, the diplomat stressed.
Commenting on the essence of Borrell’s six-point proposal, the Russian diplomat said this was evidence that the Ukraine problem with the 2014 state coup inspired by the West had been artificially created as an ideological cover-up for the political, economic, technological and humanitarian containment of Russia to ensure the West’s hegemony in Europe and the world as a whole.
"This is why, there is not a word in J. Borrell’s proposals on settling the Ukraine crisis through negotiations and generally on ensuring security in Europe," Zakharova pointed out.
Brussels has staked on "destabilizing" the internal political situation in Russia, cleansing the EU’s information space from alternative viewpoints, securing the Western Balkans as the sphere of the EU’s influence, transferring rivalry with Moscow to the post-Soviet space, imposing West-centric "rules" and "isolating" Russia, the diplomat pointed out.
"The latter is the obsessive idea that has become a real goal in itself for the EU - a futile intent that bears solely costs for European Union countries and their citizens who have to pay for their politicians’ strategic blunders from their own pocket," Zakharova added.
"Indicatively, most world capitals are unready to follow the EU’s Brussels which by its mediaeval logic returns the world to the time of the split, high walls and besieged fortresses. Using the present-day terminology, it can be said that the EU leadership that has apparently been infected by some abnormal political virus has decided to self-isolate from Russia," the spokeswoman went on to say.
Moscow believes that the practical relevance of the results of the intra-EU discussions will largely depend on accepting new realities "on the ground" and the awareness of the need to build security on the common European continent together with Russia as the option that has no alternative, the ability of European capitals to protect, relying on their own sovereignty, the interests of their citizens and the European Union as a whole "without turning into a secondary instrument of the geopolitical expansion of the United States and NATO," the Russian diplomat stressed.