Borrell’s mission was to perform a public flogging of Russia. This was very carefully planned: first talk about the meetings, then about journalists and then make Navalny the main topic. All this should be put in a pile, mix up and pour over us and then get out of here with a smug expression on his face. Why the West suffered such a grand failure is a big question, but Russia insisted on addressing Real Issues.
[MFA spokesperson Maria Zakharova] disclosed the secret of Western diplomats: When their flogging fails, they get hysterical.