Maria Knyazeva. In the Russian Federation is sure that there is a possibility to return to the path multidimensional partnership with the European Union, said in greeting the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov addressed to the organizers and participants of the IX European Russian forum at the European Parliament in Brussels.
"Relations between Russia and the European Union is experiencing not the best times. Along with this are confident that we can reverse the negative trend and get back on the path to multidimensional partnership ", - said the head of the Ministry.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in 2014 in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, 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. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and several other products.