Moscow previously overestimated the independence of the EU from the US, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told French media. He cited Washington’s recognition that it had forced Brussels to impose sanctions on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.
France 24: Hello, and welcome to Moscow, welcome to Exclusive. Our guest today is the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. Mr. Lavrov, thank you for being on the show.
Sergey Lavrov: My pleasure.
F24: Mr. Lavrov, let’s begin with the crisis in Ukraine. It’s been going on for months, however there seems to be maybe some optimism. There were rumors that Moscow was ready to host maybe some negotiations. Can you tell us about the latest…?