Lavrov: US wants to promote economic interests in Europe under the guise of deterrence of the Russian Federation

MUNICH, February 17. /TASS/. Washington intends to promote the economic interests of Europe in the guise of containment of Moscow, and the sanctions spiral, the instigator of which is the United States, interfere with business cooperation of Russia and Germany. On Saturday said the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with representatives of business circles of Russia and Germany on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.

“We realize that the main obstacle for increasing our business cooperation is that the sanctions spiral, the pioneer of which is the USA. The fact that Europe is forced to pay the bills, Yes, it is, – said the Minister. But that awareness of the abnormality of this situation comes, it is also an objective fact”. “We understand that here are tied to economic interests, and the Americans do not conceal that they want to promote their interests, especially under the guise of deterrence of the Russian Federation”, – noticed Lavrov.

He also stressed that Moscow advocates that the relations of Russia and Germany, “despite the ambiguity of the approaches to a number of political issues, was based on real underlying interests and Germany, and Russia.” “We will continue to do everything to the business, including German business, feel comfortable in Russia”, – assured the Minister.