The head of the Board of Total Patrick Pouyanne considers economic integration is the most correct path to political stability of relations between Russia and Europe.
"Russia and Europe is not a question of geography, and economic integration. A few years ago, there was talk of deeper economic integration, and, in my opinion, this is the right way, because it promotes political stability, "he said in the newspaper" Kommersant ".
The Total head also said that in a difficult diplomatic context, in terms of punishment, organizations such as Total, " must continue to adhere to its long-term strategy ".
"The best strategy for the business, promoting and among them the establishment of political relations is to maintain economic ties with Russia, not be afraid of this. Sometimes it is difficult, but our job is to find such solutions, " said Luanne in the conversation.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of the past year have introduced against Russia 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment which has spread to the products of the agricultural sector from the USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Russian authorities said many times that talking with Moscow in the language of sanctions inappropriate and counterproductive.