“I had to publicly remind other EU leaders almost every week that Russia is not our strategic partner, but our strategic problem. They even called me a maniac because I was so focused on this topic, ”TASS quoted him as saying.

Tusk also noted that one of the main challenges for the European Union was the “aggressive policy of the Kremlin.”

Earlier, the head of the European Council said that he did not intend to convince Poland to change its attitude towards Russia, as the French leader Emmanuel Macron wanted.