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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (l) mocked EU top diplomat Josep Borrell (r) at a meeting in Moscow in 2021 (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

EU belittles Russia's Lavrov on way to Skopje talks

Europe's top diplomat won't meet Russia's foreign minister in Skopje, even though the Russian is getting special permits to bypass EU sanctions to reach there .

"I have a certain experience of discussions with Mr Lavrov in difficult circumstances," said EU foreign-relations chief Josep Borrell in Brussels on Tuesday (28 November), speaking of Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

Borrell was alluding to a notorious episode in 2021 when Lavrov invited him to the Kremlin, only t...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (l) mocked EU top diplomat Josep Borrell (r) at a meeting in Moscow in 2021 (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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