Chancellor Angela Merkel was of the opinion that die European Union should establish direct contacts with Russia and its President Vladimir Putin and put in place mechanisms to respond die To respond to provocations of Moscow.
Merkel did in In a speech to the House of Representatives, it became clear that US President Joe Biden’s conversation with Putin was not enough. The European Union had to come up with different formulas for talks with Moscow.
On the other hand, the Kremlin announced that President Putin die I see holding a summit with Merkel and Macron positively and consider a dialogue to be necessary, and pointed out that the Russian President was in favor of dialogue with the European Union.
The words of the German Chancellor come at a time in the die Heads of State and Government of the European Union today, Thursday, at a summit meeting that lasts until Friday, two sensitive issues, namely immigration and die Relations with Ankara and Moscow, discuss, so die Agency “AFP”.
Discuss at dinner tonight die Europeans about die Relations of the Union with Russia, die since the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimea by Moscow and the outbreak of the conflict with the pro-Russian separatists in of Eastern Ukraine continuously deteriorated in 2014.
Dialogue with Putin
Heads of State or Government will also discuss the format of the dialogue that should be established with Vladimir Putin at a time when in Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron die Emphasize the need to hold meetings with the Russian President to discuss important issues for die Treat European Union so die European Commission sources. However, it is not certain that consensus will be reached on this.
It is noteworthy that die European Union last April die Tensions with Russia escalated over die Issues of Ukraine and the Russian opposition, Alexei Navalny, has condemned.
As EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said at the time, things have improved die Relations with Russia are not. On the contrary, die Tensions escalate in different areas.
He also referred to die Question of the expulsion of diplomats between Moscow and Prague.
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