“(In the European Union. -


) they don’t want to invest in peace in Ukraine, maintaining the line of prolonging and aggravating the armed conflict,” Gavrilov said in a statement posted on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

He noted that the EU wants to inflict maximum damage on the Russian side.

According to him, the US and NATO are inciting Ukraine to refuse negotiations and thereby threaten European security.

Earlier, Gavrilov said that Russia warns the United States and Britain against rash steps that could bring the situation around Ukraine closer to a dangerous line.