The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, advocated, on Friday night, during an interview on TVE, to rethink the relationship of the European Union with Russia if the relationship of the “Russian apparatus” with the poisoning of the opposition politician Alexei Navalni is finally confirmed.
“Europe will need to take its distance and measures” in the relationship with Russia if it is finally confirmed that the attribution of the poisoning corresponds “as it is intuited” to the Russian apparatus, the minister stated.
“This is totally contrary to the principles and values on which Europe is based. This is going to be a difficult discussion. Russia is an inevitable neighbor, this is true, but when you have an inevitable neighbor you also have to be relatively clear about that neighbor,” she said.