Nikolai Dashkevich. The head of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves believes that early to talk about the normalization of relations between the EU and Russia, which should be applied the policy of containment.
As informs on Wednesday, the office of the Estonian President Ilves spoke at the ongoing in Vienna retreat of the Munich security conference, where discussion was held on the theme " Relations between the EU, USA and Russia."
"Normal Relations between the EU and Russia do not have the opportunity to be restored and continue as long as Russia's aggression against Ukraine, the flights of Russian aircraft without transponders (devices for automatic identification of aircraft - ed.) in international airspace and the kidnapping of EU citizens within the Union," Ilves said, referring to the case of the accused in Russia of espionage and illegal border crossing employee Estonian intelligence Kohora.
By assumption the Estonian side, Kohler was abducted in Estonia near the border Luhamaa border line with the Pskov region and threatened the use of weapons delivered to the Russian Federation. According to the FSB, Kohler was arrested in the Pskov region with special equipment for covert recording, gun and 5 thousand euros.
review of the head of Estonia and Russia regarding the necessary policy of containment, " which means not isolating violated international rules Russia, and strong blocking (her) expansionist attempts."
The key to solving the ongoing conflict in the Donbass, said Ilves, " are the reforms and modernization of Ukraine, which Western countries have the opportunity to make an even greater contribution in the form of support to the government of Ukraine ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to domestic conflict, does not support the militia and not sending troops in the Donbass. Kiev continues to accuse Russia of "military aggression" and occasionally "finds" in the East of Ukraine and in the border areas of Russia, some Russian military units, although international observers in the process of regular inspections have never found any undeclared military activity.
experts had previously said that the Ukrainian Authorities are trying to blame the Russian Federation "aggression" to "blame" for the failures of their policies, as well as among them at international level, as well as to justify military operations in the Donbass.