Sergey Popov. The social democratic party of Finland considers it possible to remove the punishment of the EU against Russia only after General agreement with what real steps to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, said Last news the General Secretary PSD Reijo Paananen.
"There is a certain reference line, the point where the EU and parts of the conflict have the opportunity, together, to see whether there was sufficient. I would not wish to Express a single opinion whether there is sufficient progress, because We come to a consensus about a shared vision of him, We wish to follow that consensus, because otherwise the EU will not be able to function if each member will have a separate policy, " said Paananen.
in the coming Sunday in Finland will hold parliamentary elections, according to opinion polls, the SDS may take second place in the elections and get a fifth of seats in the legislative body of the country.
"of course, being neighbours, We wish to maintain good relations (with Russia). But at the same time, the EU has formed a joint line on the question of pressure on the Russian Federation to solve the problem in Ukraine, We were part of creating this policy, We will keep to ourselves, because after all, this is the only way in which the EU will function, " said Paananen.
"We agree with the punishment, because We participated in the formation of them to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. Reference line here is pretty clear: the penalties have been introduced for solving the Ukrainian problem, when certain steps are completed, the penalties are able to be removed, But first you must follow the steps, actions and results ", - said the politician.