The Russian diplomat noted that NATO policies in Europe degraded back to the Cold War era, as Washington is bent on exercising total control over the EU, so any meaningful cooperation between Russia and Europe is unlikely in the near future.
The situation in Europe remains tense, amid increasing NATO activity, as the bloc continues to support Ukraine amid Russia's special operation. The military and financial aid to Kiev comes despite multiple warnings from Moscow that it will only prolong the conflict, resulting in more casualties.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Thai authorities and business community are considering the possibility of importing Russian energy resources, including the information on prices and the required volume of supplies, Thai Ambassador in Moscow Sasiwat Wongsinsawat said in an interview with Sputnik.
Earlier this week, Uganda's Police Force warned the public about cyber-fraudsters and conmen ahead of the Christmas season, urging those who had fallen victim to online fraud to file a report. The warning comes amid a series of media reports in other African countries about the rampant activity of cybercriminals.
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Kirill Krasilnikov - Mass layoffs at Twitter in the wake of its acquisition by Elon Musk are unlikely to cause problems with the social network's functionality and may even make other tech companies think about their workforce structure, experts and businesspeople told Sputnik.
The French president arrived in Washington earlier this week, as Paris and other European capitals are worried about protectionist US policies, since EU industry is taking a heavy toll from the self-imposed energy crisis.
As of now, Turkey remains the only NATO nation to block the historic membership bids filed by Sweden and Finland in May, accusing the Nordic nations of supporting and harboring members of Kurdish organizations it labels as terrorist.
PRAGUE (Sputnik) - The Czech Republic will receive oil from Russia via the southern branch of the Druzhba pipeline for another three years, after which supplies will go through the Transalpine Pipeline (TAL), Prime Minister Petr Fiala said.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia, China, and Iran are a new triangular in multilateral diplomacy, which can be "easily enlarged," Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said on Wednesday following trilateral consultations of permanent missions in Vienna.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuela is demanding the return of the US-based Citgo oil refiner, underscoring it is a "vital" element to continue dialogue with part of the opposition, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said during a news conference.