The foreign Minister of the European Union "confirmed the good level of relations with Russia" on international issues, said the Supreme Commissioner of the EU for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini.
"we had a discussion on the relations with Russia, we confirmed the good level of relations with Russia on international issues such as Iran, the middle East peace process and the immigration crisis. At the same time, we should also be aware of the continuing difficulties in relations with Russia our Eastern neighbors ", – Mogherini said, reports news Agency.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries. Mogherini also said that the head of the EU foreign Ministers applauded the improvement of the situation with human rights in Belarus." The Ministers reviewed the situation in the countries of the Eastern neighbourhood and applauded the recent development and improvement of the situation with human rights in Belarus", - has said. In the last month of summer, the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has pardoned a number of prisoners of the opposition, which the West considered political prisoners. For example, was released Mikalai Statkevich. The head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn said that the pardon of the opposition was a " welcome step forward ".