EU warns ties with Russia likely to get worse

GENEVA (AP) — The European Union’s top diplomat is warning that the bloc’s testy relations with Russia will probably get worse and that EU member countries must not let Moscow divide them. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said ties with Russia are “at the lowest level” and the likelihood they will improve soon remains “a distant prospect.” His remarks came Wednesday as President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin were meeting in Geneva for a high-stakes summit amid tensions between the West and the Kremlin. Borrell’s comments were made as he unveiled his recommendations Wednesday for new strategy toward Russia. EU member countries are deeply divided over the best approach to take with Moscow, the EU’s biggest natural gas supplier.