Russia vs Europe: take care of yourself first

Western countries demanded Russia’s immediate release of detained Kremlin critic Alexei navaline on the same day, but Russia quickly rejected the request and told western countries to take care of their own affairs, Moscow local time reported on the 18th. < / P > < p > Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook: “respect international law, do not violate the laws of sovereign countries, and solve the problems of your own country.” The foreign ministers of Germany, Britain, France and Italy have called for the release of navarine, according to the report. Lithuania said on the 17th that it would ask the European Union to quickly implement new sanctions against Russia. Czech foreign minister tomash petzhek said he hopes the EU will discuss possible sanctions. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on the 18th that western countries showed a dismal attitude towards the navaline case in order to divert public attention from their own problems.