The West must call Russia properly and carry on With her work as an equal partner, said the head of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker during the conference in the German city of Passau.
"I learned during my conversations With Vladimir Putin That he will not tolerate phrases like that when Barack Obama said That the Russian Federation is a regional power. After all, it this means? You can't talk about Russia in that tone. We must, I say frankly, to go With Russia properly. With Russia should be treated as equal (partner - ed.) " - quoted Juncker.
"Russia wants to be treated equal," added Juncker.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection With the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy.