National selfishness and attempts to protect their own geopolitical interests during the pandemic in Europe sometimes turned out to be stronger than universal values, said Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

According to the politician, the pandemic revealed the fragmentation of European countries in the face of a common disaster. According to him, Europe has not responded in any way to calls for solidarity and mutual assistance, requests to lift sanctions that interfere with the work of doctors, as well as proposals to cease fire in “hot spots”.

“National egoism, the “cave logic” of the Cold War, paranoid phantom fears, attempts to protect their own narrow geopolitical interests often turned out to be much stronger than universal values,” the politician accused Europe.

Earlier, Medvedev said that Russia has been in the fifth phase of the coronavirus pandemic since the spring of 2021, during which there is another rise in morbidity.