Relations between Russia and the EU need to restart to prevent international calls for energy cooperation and the displacement of Residents, said the head of the Greek government of Alexis Tsipras.
"We have to start resetting relations with Russia to prevent international calls for energy cooperation and the promotion of mobility of Residents," said Tsipras, speaking to students at MGIMO, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"The vicious circle of economic sanctions against Russia and the rhetoric of the cold war separating us from making decisions in Ukraine ", - noted the Prime Minister of Greece. Remember, yesterday the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discussed the Ukraine and the issue of introduction of sanctions against Russia from the EU. For example, Putin reminded that Russia is extremely interested in the full implementation of the Minsk agreement on Eastern Ukraine. But Tsipras said that Greece has repeatedly expressed its disagreement with the logic of imposing sanctions against Russia, such action is in fact an economic war. First Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, responding to criticism of the address of Athens for his trip to the capital of Russia, said that Greece is a sovereign country and can on a independent policy. On Wednesday the head of the European Parliament Martin Schulz said that the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras is not required to jeopardize the unity of the European Union during his visit to the capital of Russia. Yesterday trip Tsipras in the capital of Russia, the European Commission reminded Greece about what it would cost to stick a pan-European approach to Russia." We expect that all EU countries will be able to speak with our trading partners, and also with Russia ", - said the Commissioner of the European Commission Daniel Rosario.