Moscow (IP) - Moscow is prepared to end the European Union's relationship if the bloc introduces sanctions that put the Russian economy at risk, the Russian Foreign Minister said.

Iran PressEurope: The foreign minister noted that Russia is completely self-sufficient in the military sphere, and it should strive for the same situation regarding its economy.

"The assumption is that we are ready. Suppose we see again that sanctions may create risks for our economy, including its most sensitive sectors. We do not want to isolate ourselves from the world, but we have to be ready. If you want peace, prepare for war", Lavrov said on the show Solovyov Live.

The top diplomat also stressed that the restrictions imposed on Moscow wouldn't benefit Brussels.

"These are sanctions for the sake of sanctions, for one's own pleasure to 'punish.' However, the sanctions do not bring fruit and cannot divert us from our policy of protecting the nation's interests", he added.

The Foreign Ministry echoed Lavrov's comment, stressing that Russia is ready for a break-up if the EU is the initiator.


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