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New EU strategy towards Russia is 'medieval' - FM

Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Monday that the European Union's new approach to the country is more akin to the Middle Ages than the 21st century.

Zakharova said that she doesn't know who the EU wants to "repel, contain, involve", throwing shade on the bloc's proposed new mantra. Furthermore, she asserted that for "no normal country" is that approach appropriate, adding that it sounds like the EU thinks that "everyone else should perform some kind of vassal functions."

Zakharova's comments come as a response to the statements made by EU officials, following the first day of the European Council meeting this week in Luxembourg, where the bloc is discussing a range of issues, including re-evaluating its relationship with Russia and Belarus.

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