Kurginyan: Destructiveness in relations with the West cannot be tolerated

17.10.2020, Moscow.

Russia should not wait until the level of destructiveness reaches critical levels in its relations with the Western powers, which have lost any sense of honor and reputation, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time social political movement Sergey Kurginyan said on October 13 on the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program on the Russia One channel.

“I always thought that in the Anglo-Saxon world, at least some of Shakespeare’s rules still work,” Kurginyan noted. The political scientist reminded an episode from “Hamlet,” when an army, for the sake of saving its honor, decides to fight for a tiny piece of land that would be too small even to bury the slain warriors.

Discussing Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s reaction to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen’s statement about the Russian government, the leader of the Essence of Time movement noted that a transition from a decent tone to gangster-like rhetoric took place in the language of our Western partners.

“Every time honor and an idea of a reputation become the top priorities, any compromise of this reputation is perceived destructively . The destruction of relations. Then the most important question is for how long can this be tolerated. How much of this destructiveness has to accumulate for us to say that we will not talk that way, that we do not want to use that language?” the political scientist concluded.

At a meeting on October 12 the foreign ministers of the EU countries came to an agreement to impose sanctions on Russia related to the Navalny case. In this context, Ursula von der Leyen said that it is time to abandon the illusions that Russia with its current government can restore its status as the EU’s geopolitical partner.

On October 13, commenting this statement, Lavrov admitted that dialogue with the EU could be suspended.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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