Natalia Shmakov. The Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi has called "a tragic mistake" attempts part of the EU to build the confrontation between Europe and Russia.
Speaking Tuesday before the participants XXXVI Christian forum " Meeting for friendship among peoples ", held in Rimini, Renzi said that he considers Italy "media dialogue" and believes its important role in international politics.
"Think about what to build in the European Union, the confrontation with Russia, as do certain Countries only recently included in our Commonwealth, is a tragic mistake," said Italian Prime Minister.
"Europe does not have the ability to be built around the confrontation with its largest neighbour," he added.
While Renzi said that economic problem for the Russian Federation at present are not punishment, and the oil, which costs $ 40 per barrel.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada first imposed against the Russian Federation 1st batch of sentences, then it was expanded. In response, Russia imposed retaliatory measures that have spread to the products of the agricultural sector from countries that have imposed penalties against Russia.