EU chief Juncker refuses to 'quarrel' with Russia despite hacking accusations
In an interview with Der Standard, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signaled an unwillingness to spoil relations with Russia amid reports of Moscow's alleged hacking attack on the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Sputnik reports.
He underscored that despite an ever-increasing dissatisfaction with Russia, the EU needs to realize again that "we should maintain a dialogue with Russia for security architecture reasons and partially work together."
"I'm not ready for a quarrel with Russia, even though I recently published a communiqué in Brussels criticizing events [the hacking attack] in the Netherlands," Juncker said, stressing the need to stay calm under the current situation.
His remarks came after a diplomatic source told Sputnik that the ambassador of the Netherlands will be summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry amid accusations against Moscow over its alleged cyberattack on OPCW.