MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. The United States aims to weaken Europe and create undeniable advantages for the development of its own economy, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolay Patrushev said at a meeting with the Director General of Directorate General of Documentation and External Security of Algeria Noureddine Makri.
"The goal of the Americans, as in World War II, is obvious - to weaken Europe and cause maximum damage to its relations with Russia, creating undeniable advantages for further economic development," he said.
According to the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, the Americans use their partners in other countries, while seeking to impose a world order based on the rules of the game that are advantageous only to them.
"In order to implement their plans to break the entire system of international relations and impose the so-called order based on rules - that is, the rules of the United States - always through blackmail, deceit and threats, the Americans have tried to draw into their orbit the maximum number of states whose interests they would not even take into account," Patrushev said.
He pointed to the fact that the Washington "forced its European allies to join illegitimate anti-Russian economic sanctions to the detriment of their own interests." As an example, he cited the emerging situation in the energy and food markets of Europe.
"As a result, even now, even before Russia introduced its full-scale response measures, there has been a sharp surge in energy and food prices in European countries. They curtail activities of a wide range of companies, which, amid growing migration flows, seriously complicates the socio-economic situation in Europe," Patrushev summed up.