The Czech Republic proposed to revise the foundations of relations between Russia and the European Union
EU foreign ministers on July 18 will discuss sanctions against Moscow, which are expected to include restrictions on imports of Russian gold and new individual bans, as well as assistance to Ukraine.
A source in the EU told reporters that during the discussion it will not be about a new package of sanctions, but about strengthening and establishing the existing measures.
Czech Foreign Minister Lipavsky called on the EU to reconsider relations with Russia, taking into account new threats
Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic currently presiding over the EU Jan Lipavsky said that he intends to propose to the countries of the union to revise the foundations of relations with Russia, taking into account “new threats”.
“I will urge in my speech to think about what the new policy should be on the EUROPEAN UNION in relation to Russia. I think it’s time to review our policies and measures towards Russia,” he said before the meeting.
Brussels foreign ministers of the EU countries.
According to him, a detailed discussion can take place at an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Prague at the end of August.
“There are a number of fundamental principles on which relations between the EU and the Russian Federation are based, which must be updated and adapted to the new reality of hostility, we need to be prepared for Russian threats,” Lipavsky explained.
Western countries after the start of a special operation on Ukraine imposed a number of tough sanctions on Russia.
President Vladimir Putin Stated that the policy of containing and weakening Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire world economy.