Western penalties against Russia must be lifted, as They increase the tension and lead to de-escalate the situation, said the head of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman.
"punishment is not only ineffective, but counterproductive. They increase the tension instead of helping is low. Just said Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, who called Them stupid. The same opinion is shared by Slovak Prime Minister Robert fico and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban ", - noted the head of the Czech Republic. Milos Zeman called for the immediate lifting anti-Russian sanctions. According to him, the pressure on the Russian Federation is futile and leads to increased tensions with the West, reports the news Agency.
Milo? Zeman expressed regret that the situation in Ukraine has led to the postponement of the implementation of plans of transition to a visa-free regime between Russia and the European Union." During the summits, the EU-Russia this question has received a real shape, but, unfortunately, these dialogues because of the Ukrainian fall was frozen, - said the head of the.- However, I firmly believe that They will continue." The Director also drew attention to the importance of cooperation between Russia and the EU." Russia and the EU are economically complementary to each other, - he noted.- Their economies are complementary. They were not in competition and cooperation. Russia needs modern technology, and EU required imported raw materials. From the Association of economic opportunities would benefit both parties ". The head of the Czech country also predicts that in the foreseeable future the possibility of combining the EU and Russia." Russia will join the European Union or, if you prefer, you can think that the EU will enter into the Russian Federation. The result will be the same. The unification process will be implemented in horizon of 20 years, " he said. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries.