The Moscow Lesson | opinion

Borrell wanted an “open dialogue” with Russia. Those who know Putin well have enough to warn him. He went deaf and went to Moscow. There was no open dialogue, but it took a good lesson. About diplomacy and foreign policy. He didn’t dare ask Putin, but asked to speak to a deputy prime minister. He was rejected. I didn’t notice the sign. He left Brussels with nothing in his luggage. Without a goal or strategy, without consensus or sanctions. Only with the vague idea of ​​removing “negative rhetoric” and demanding the release of Navalny. Well, he asked to meet with Navalny and Lavrov replied that he would make the request through his own channels, that is, the courts. He had to find an excuse not to see the dissident. Who went through a second trial during Borrell’s own visit.