Punishment of the EU against Russia to cancel as early, said the Prime Minister of Estonia Taavi R?ivas at the meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk.
"as Russia has done all the rules of the Minsk agreements, there is no other choice but to continue using punishment," he said, Using the government press service, the news Agency.
Thus R?ivas said that in the current geopolitical situation in the Baltic States becoming quite notorious energy security. He expressed the hope that the EU shares this view." The independence of the energy market of the Baltic region and Russia in today's environment security is of particular strategic importance for the whole of Europe, " he said. In view of this, the Mayor considers it necessary to strengthen the support of the European Commission's major energy projects on the connection of electric and gas communications of the Baltic States to Europe. He also tried to convince the European Union to make real steps towards visa-free travel with Georgia and Ukraine. On Tuesday, the European Parliament's Committee on international relations blessed the draft decision calling for sanctions against Russia in case of failure of the Minsk agreements, and agreed to bring the document to valaisiana Assembly in June. Before in the same day, the Minister for foreign Affairs of Austria Sebastian Kurz said that the European Union States links the future of sanctions against Russia with the progress of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine. In response to this, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, the penalties are not Russia's decision, for this reason, any criteria for lifting them with the EU will not be discussed. For its part, the permanent Commissioner of Russia to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that Moscow is not engaged in dialogues with the European Union on the abolition of punishment, it is the decision of the countries of Europe make their own.