Relations between Moscow, Brussels at all-time low since Cold War, - EU ambassador

Source : 112 Ukraine

The official still urges to use opportunities for cooperation, specifically in business area
15:50, 29 April 2021

Markus Ederer, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation
The CW TV Channel

Currently, the relations between EU and Russia are at the all-time low since the Cold War, and they keep worsening. Kommersant wrote that, citing quoted Markus Ederer, the EU ambassador in Russia.

"We need to look into actual situation of EU-Russia ties. We're basically at the lowest point since the end of the Cold War. And it's as if we've been dropping even lower every day", Ederer said.

At that, the official still urges to use opportunities for cooperation, specifically in business area.

Recently, the Czech government blamed Russia for organization of an explosion at ammunition storage that occurred in October 2014. The blast caused a lot of damage to infrastructure and killed two people. Due to that, Czechia sent off 18 Russian diplomats suspected in working for the Russian special services. in turn, Russia's Foreign Ministry decided to expel 20 Czech diplomats from Moscow.

Related: Hungary not to expel Russian diplomats over Czech spy scandal

Earlier, we reported that Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry is calling out Russia's ambassador to Bulgaria for a "serious conversation". The Bulgarian TV channel NOVA reports citing Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zakharieva.

"We will have a very serious conversation with the Russian ambassador to Bulgaria. The conversation in diplomacy itself is also an action. We react every time the interests of Bulgaria are violated. There will certainly be action. We are doing analyzes and we will announce our decision soon," Ekaterina Zakharieva said.

On April 28, it became clear that a Russian trace is being investigated in the explosions in ammunition factories in our country. The prosecution compared four such cases in which similarities were observed. They have happened in the last 10 years.

"We want to develop tourism with Russia and have equal relations, but this should not happen at the cost of Bulgaria's national security," the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.

According to her, the explosions in ammunition factories in Bulgary cannot happen without the knowledge at the highest level in Russia.

Related: Bulgarian MFA calls out Russian ambassador for "serious conversation"

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