OREANDA-NEWS. Russia is tired of receiving "slaps in the face" from the West, and is turning more and more to China. Thus, the French economist and publicist Charles Gav, founder of the Institut des Libertés research center in Paris, commented to RIA Novosti on the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Lavrov said earlier that Moscow has no relations with the European Union as an organization, they were destroyed by Brussels.

As the French economist said, "Russia is obviously tired of receiving slaps in the West from Europe, confident of its own moral superiority. It is turning more and more to the East, to China, for the sake of a political alliance and business. Russia and China are increasingly united by common interests. Ultimately, in the end, this will be extremely detrimental to Europe with its fragile export-oriented economy. "

According to the expert, the pace of this process is accelerating, this is inevitable. According to him, "for the first time, the West does not have" moral superiority. "

According to the French publicist, "the EU's aggressiveness is striking. It goes to the point of endangering people's lives during the coronavirus pandemic, just to refuse the assistance offered by Russia in the production of the Sputnik vaccine in Europe."

"Geopolitical forces are at work, and Russia knows this. I am afraid that the decline of Europe will be approaching faster and faster," he concluded.