Isolate the Russian Federation makes no sense, there is need for dialogue between Russia and Europe, said former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
He said that a new cold war will not mean anything.
"To isolate the Russian Federation does not make sense, we need to talk to her ", He stated during the lecture at MGIMO.
Sarkozy is convinced that "in relations between Russia and France, Russia and Europe dialogue is absolutely necessary, "although" this dialogue is not always simple ". According to his statement, " this dialogue requires mutual respect ".
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 said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015 in response to the extension of the punishment the authorities of the Russian Federation has decided to extend food embargo until 5 August 2016.