The U.S. state Department said on the last working day of the week that, in the opinion of the US capital, Russia is "pushing" on the countries of " Eastern partnership ".
in Riga on may 21-22 summit of " Eastern partnership ", which includes the EU and six countries - former Soviet republics: Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Belarus. In 2014 Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia signed the Treaty on the Union with the EU.
"We have plans to support further proposals that promote democracy and good governance, strengthen energy security, fight against illegal activities of officials and support economic and social development in the countries of" Eastern partnership ". This is most important during a time of increased Russian pressure and misinformation throughout the region ", - reported in circulation envoy of the state Department Marie Harf.
the final document of the summit emphasizes support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and calls for full implementation of the Minsk agreements for Donbass. The summit in the final Declaration called for the investigation of the crash Boeing in Ukraine and punish. In the final document there was no provision of granting Georgia and Ukraine visa-free regime in 2016.
before may 22, the head of the Russian diplomatic mission to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that the statements about the fact that Eastern partnership is not aimed against someone's interests, and Russian, not convincing, since back in 2009 when this project was created, the focal length of the country, on the present case, were set to the " artificial, invented a dilemma: either with the EU or with Russia."