Her comments are accurate as far as they go, but absent in them is the other Brussels-based bloc that is far more of a threat to the world – and surely to Russia – than the EU. That in fact is the senior partner in an arrangement in which the EU is the junior one.

Five European Union members border Russia. But twelve of the fourteen nations bordering Russia are NATO members or partners, including three enhanced partners among the latter.

Zakharova ignores the obvious fact that it is NATO and not the EU which contains all current and former European colonial countries: Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden (a de facto member) and Turkey.

EU sticks to colonial paradigm of world order – Russian diplomat

In its actions and views on the world processes the European Union has never abandoned the principles of colonialism and the misappropriated right to meddle in the affairs of other countries without any sufficient reasons, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said….

She expressed regret the collective West “has assumed the right to take care of the world’s future at a time when the world is not asking for this.”

“The world is asking [the West] only for one thing – to return to the fold of international law. As you may know, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressed the UN with an idea of a hashtag – #OurRulesUNCharter [How cute for a 72-year-old man]. In other words, it is a call for returning to the fundamental principles that took decades to create, that have been approved collectively and that have performed the main function – they prevented the world from plunging into another disaster like those humanity experienced in the 20th century,” Zakharova said.