The West and Russia will eventually strike a deal – Kremlin – RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Moscow will not allow its interests to be harmed in such negotiations, warned Dmitry Peskov

The crisis between Russia and the West will inevitably be resolved at the negotiating table, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. He warned, however, that Moscow would be ready to defend its interests when that time comes.

Western countries “have made too many mistakes and will have to pay the price”, he said on the Rossiya 1 television channel.

“Any confrontation is followed by a detente and any crisis situation is resolved at the negotiating table… that’s what will happen this time too,” Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said, adding that this is unlikely to happen “soon.”

When such talks materialize, Moscow will not hesitate to defend its interests, Peskov added. Russia has acquired “priceless experience” to deal with the West in recent years and will use it to “To conduct the dialogue… in such a way that our interests are not harmed in any way.

Kremlin official listed what he sees as Western mistakes, citing Germany “horrible” decision to send weapons to Ukraine for use against Russian soldiers. He also criticized European nations for supporting a government that allows “Nazis” to openly manifest their symbols and organize torchlight processions, calling it “no less awful.”

Peskov also blamed the energy crisis in Europe on “absurd” decisions of European politicians, who refused to maintain equipment sold by Western companies to Gazprom.

The Russian energy giant “spent decades” has earned its reputation as a reliable natural gas supplier and has so far done nothing to tarnish it, the Kremlin spokesman claimed.

“It’s not Gazprom’s fault, it’s the fault of those politicians, who made the decision on the sanctions,” he said, referring to the Russian company’s recent decision to suspend gas transit through its Nord Stream pipeline indefinitely, due to technical issues.

Since the start of the Russian offensive against Ukraine in late February, gasoline prices have reached record highs in Europe, driving up headline inflation. Moscow cited technical problems caused by Western sanctions as the reason for the gradual drop in gas supplies. The EU, in turn, has accused Russia of using energy exports as a weapon.

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