Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, reproached German Foreign Minister Annalena Burbock for her a statement that Russia is “using hunger as a weapon”.
He believes that German politicians have no right to accuse Russia of such things because of the actions of Nazi Germany during the Great Patriotic War.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the European Union and NATO are “gathering a coalition for war with Russia” following the example of Hitler at the beginning of World War II. Thus, he commented on the granting of candidate status for EU membership to Ukraine and Moldova.
Lavrov added that Moscow will “look at the behavior of the European Union” and “follow the real steps” that Brussels, as well as Ukraine and Moldova, will take.
In turn, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the new status of countries “internal European affairs”, which, nevertheless, should not bring more problems to Russia.