OREANDA-NEWSEU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell believes that China and Russia are taking advantage of the coronavirus sanitation crisis and are helping other countries to expand their geopolitical role in the world. He expressed this point of view in an interview published on Thursday.

From his point of view, “major powers such as China and Russia, with the help of the media, increase the effect of their help, increasing their geopolitical role in the world, including by creating public opinion”. At the same time, Borrell recalled the EU’s help, first to China at the height of the epidemic in this country, and then Italy, including by sending a European medical mission to Lombardy, which is funded by the EU. "There is Europe, but we need to better communicate with governments", the diplomat said.

Earlier, Russian Ambassador to Italy Sergey Razov, in an interview with Russian media, said that Italy’s help in the fight against coronavirus is not supported by any geopolitical calculations of Russia and recalled the noble motives and motives, such as solidarity, mutual support, mutual assistance.