On Saturday, May 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke at a meeting of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.
He noted that “Western politicians need to understand that their attempts to isolate Russia are doomed,” writes RIA Novosti. The minister added that many experts are already recognizing this, so far quietly, on the sidelines, since it is not politically correct to say this out loud.
In April, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder declared the impossibility of isolating Russia for a long time. He acknowledged that German industry needs Russian resources.
At the end of March in Washington, representatives of the US and EU foreign ministries discussed further steps to deepen the isolation of the Russian Federation from the economies of the States and the European Union. The meeting participants confirmed their intention to seek an increase in the number of states that impose sanctions in order to “create hard costs” for Moscow for carrying out the operation to demilitarize Ukraine.