ARKANSAS, Oct 29 (Future Headlines)- Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev made a statement on Sunday, emphasizing his perspective on the state of energy cooperation between Russia and Europe. Medvedev, who currently serves as the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council, expressed his view that cooperation with Europe in energy matters has been hindered due to what he perceives as challenging economic conditions and limited growth prospects in European countries.

Medvedev’s statement, which he shared on social media, highlights his belief that European nations have, in his words, “castrated itself in bloody fashion and without anesthesia by walking away from energy cooperation with our country.” This strong metaphor underscores his opinion on the consequences of reduced energy collaboration between Russia and Europe.

He goes on to suggest that this cooperation is either spoiled or frozen for the foreseeable future, indicating his pessimism regarding the prospects of renewed collaboration in the energy sector between Russia and Europe.

Dmitry Medvedev, who served as the President of Russia from 2008 to 2012, has positioned himself as one of Russia’s most vocal hardliners. This statement underscores his assertive stance on energy cooperation with Europe, reflecting a view that suggests a disconnect between Russia’s energy interests and the current state of affairs in Europe.

Reporting by Sarah White