Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Berlin had begun an approach aimed at containing Russia, and was launching baseless accusations, warnings, and threats.
The Russian foreign minister added, “There are big gaps in the memory of some German politicians about the historical role of our two countries in European and global affairs.”
In a speech addressed at the Dialogue Forum organized under the name “Milestones in German-Soviet Relations,” Lavrov explained that Berlin has taken a path to contain Russia, noting that tension can be overcome in the interests of the two countries, and the formation of the foundations for international communication aimed at cooperation and facing real challenges. To humanity.
The Russian foreign minister said, “After thirty years (of German reunification). It should be noted that it was our country that played a major and decisive role in the early restoration of German unity, which, by the way, was opposed by a number of Germany’s allies.”
On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russia again to clarify what happened with activist Alexei Navalny, stressing that this is not a bilateral issue, but an international issue, with which the European Union will interact after receiving the results of the OPCW report.
In turn, Moscow asked Berlin to provide it with the tests and samples that the German authorities said confirmed that Navalny had been poisoned by the chemical “Novichok”.
Moscow said that the German authorities demanding an investigation have not responded to Russia’s demands in this regard, to ensure the validity of the German allegations.