The US is trying to sow discord between Russia and the EU in order to undermine energy interaction, says Lavrov – Russian Politics & Diplomacy
MOSCOW, October 8th. / TASS /. Washington is trying to sabotage Russian-European energy cooperation, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with members of the Association of European Enterprises in Russia.
“The United States is bluntly saying that cooperation with Russia runs counter to the interests of European energy security. They want to drive a wedge between us and reduce our interdependence,” he said.
The top diplomat admitted that Europe is dependent on Russian deliveries.
“But we are also heavily dependent on those who buy this gas,” he added.
Lavrov also stressed that Washington had “put extremely strong pressure” on Brussels. “Especially under the Trump administration, which directly forced them to abandon Russian pipeline gas and build terminals to get American liquefied natural gas instead,” he said.