Members of the European Parliament urging the European and the Russian authorities to establish a dialogue on the background of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, reports Politico magazine.
Calling for "a new initiative for the exchange of political opinions in the European Union and the exception from the sanctions list of all members of national parliaments and the European Parliament" were made by Members of the faction of the Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats from the Party of European socialists.
"currently we are in the situation when political, diplomatic and also interpersonal contacts in the EU has decreased to a minimum. In terms of this impact, we need to dialogue more often than " - gives the magazine an excerpt from the statement of MEPs.
Deputy head of the faction of the Progressive Alliance of socialists and Democrats Knut Fleckenstein noticed that recruitment of members of the European Parliament also seeks sanctions list of the EU, according to which frozen assets and prohibited the issuance of visas for 151 of the citizen of Russia, informs magazine.
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.