Russia says it is ready to cut EU ties if hit with painful sanctions

Russia says it is ready to cut EU ties if hit with painful sanctions
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  • calendar-gray 12 February 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow is ready to sever ties with the European Union if the bloc hits it with painful economic sanctions, according to extracts of an interview posted on the ministry’s website on Friday, APA reports citing Reuters.

Three European diplomats told Reuters on Thursday that the European Union was likely to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, possibly as soon as this month, after France and Germany signalled their willingness to move ahead.

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