Alexander Shishlo. The European Union should first take a step to output the relations with Russia "political impasse" and the restoration of cooperation on the basis of pragmatism and mutual benefit ", an expert from the Royal Institute of international Affairs Tom Renard.
"maybe the EU is bound to make 1st soft step to create a new agenda (relations - ed.) that will highlight the opportunities and benefits arising from the resumption of cooperation, as well as price declines - while maintaining a firm position on key issues, such as Ukraine," - says the analyst.
according to his statement, this approach is translated "the ball on the side of Russia" and will oblige Moscow to make a return.
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.