August 28, 2008 / 10:36 AM / 11 years ago

Russia says EU sanctions talk "sick" and "confused"

DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Discussions in the European Union about imposing sanctions on Russia are the product of a “sick imagination” and Western confusion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has said sanctions were among the measures EU leaders were considering before leaders of the bloc meet for a summit on the crisis in Georgia.

“Apart from that my friend Kouchner also said that we will soon attack Moldova and Ukraine and the Crimea ... But that is a sick imagination and probably that applies to sanctions as well,” Lavrov told reporters in the Tajik capital.

“I think it is a demonstration of complete confusion,” he said.

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