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EU and Russia TEAMING UP? Moscow to COOPERATE with EU despite sanctions

RUSSIA is ready to cooperate with the European Union despite the ongoing tensions over Ukraine and Moscow’s alleged use of chemical weapons, the country’s foreign minister said.

By ALICE SCARSI  PUBLISHED: 18:06, Thu, Feb 21, 2019

germany france and putinSergey Lavrov hinted at a possible collaboration with Brussels just days after Germany said there is "no interest" in further sanctions against the Kremlin. According to Russian government-owned news agency Sputnik, Mr Lavrov called for creation of “partnership” outside the sanctions, referring in particular to those issued over the use of chemical weapons. Saying the sanctions launched by the EU or single EU members are “outside the framework of the international law”, he explained they are based on the Paris initiative rather than the standards of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which gives the possibility to the EU to manoeuvre outside of it. 

He said: "This is all outside the framework of the international law.

“The Chemical Weapons Convention is the international law.

“I mean that the EU is also tempted to go outside the structures where it is necessary to negotiate with the whole world".

The OPCW was created in 1997 and, cooperating with the United Nations, oversees works towards the elimination of chemical weapons.  

Russia is ready to cooperate with the European Union, its foreign minister said.

Brussels has slapped sanctions on the Russians accused of being involved in the nerve agent attack carried out in Salisbury on March 4 2018 and on Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center.

The EU also issued sanctions against Russia over the events which took place in November last year in the Kerch Strait connecting the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea.

On November 25 Russian Navy ships attacked three Ukraine’s vessels who were navigating in the area and seized the 16 sailors within them, accused of illegally crossing the Russian border.

Following the capture, the Ukrainian Government urged its Western allies to consider making further sanctions against Moscow. 

Russia foreign minister

The EU urged the Kremlin to free the sailors.

And in December, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron also issued a joint statement demanding the “safe, free and unimpeded transit” for all boats in the strait and the “immediate release” of the Ukrainians.

But last week, during the Munich Security Conference, Germany’s economy minister Peter Altmaier seemed to ease out on the pressure against Russia, saying his country is not interested in any other sanctions against the Kremlin. 

Protesters are seen holding portraits of Ukrainians captured and imprisoned by Russians in November (Image: GETTY)

He said: "I personally think that we have no interest in sanctions.

“We accepted these sanctions, because there were political grounds for this, repeatedly extended them.

“The EU was united, but we have to work on changing political relations and arrive at other solutions".    

What we see here yet again is the growing alignment between the EU and Russia.  Bible Prophecy reveals that the EU will become a SUPERSTATE with a dominant FEDERAL GOVERNMENT described in the Bible as a Beast System due to its amalgamation of different countries and peoples into one State with one Voice and their own ARMY.  BUT ALONG WITH THIS development RUSSIA WILL BECOME INVOLVED WITH EUROPE AND IT'S EU ARMY.  WHY? BECAUSE BIBLE PROPHECY SAYS THAT RUSSIA WILL BECOME A "GUARD" UNTO EUROPE (Ezekiel 38:7).  So how will this unfold, well America and its future political moves with Europe will have a lot to do with how this happens.  We would expect America's relationship with Europe to weaken and Russia's to become increasingly stronger.

So WATCH this development as it is a sure sign that we are living in the last days before Christ's Return.  

This EU SUPERSTATE will along with Russia enter into a final conflict with Israel and the Middle East.  Germany is the key country in what Bible Prophecy refers to as the land of "Magog". The Land of MagogThey are spoken of militarily as the "King of the North".  Together the Bible says that Russia and the EU will invade the Middle East in the Last Days.  So Bible Students expect to see Germany and France taking a greater role in leading Europe.  It is also interesting to see Germany taking greater control of a continent they tried to take by war and failed.

Yet again we see in Todays News Headlines words that show how the Nations are fulfilling the latter day alignment of Nations as Prophesied by the Bible. 

See this article to learn more about this and the latter day prophecies of the Bible.

See this article for more on this subject: WHAT IS NEXT FOR EUROPE