Despite the claims about isolation of Russia after its reunification With Crimea and the imposition of penalties, the vast majority of EU States non-stop contact With Moscow at the highest level, writes the Swedish print edition of Svenska Dagbladet.
Officially, member countries of the European Union present a United front With penalties and harsh rhetoric towards Russia. Behind the scenes, such unity is not present, says the Creator of the article, Journalist Jonas Gummesson, RIA " Novosti ". He recalled that before the last EU summit the most agitated to enter against Russia fresh punishment, this time over Syria. No result was not, emphasizes the Creator. Punishment over Ukraine and Crimea remain, but most EU member States advocate the abandonment of these policies.
According to Gummesson, 2014, 20 of the 28 States of the Union were sent to the capital of Russia delegation With the Prime Minister or other Ministers headed to the meeting With the Russian authorities. Svenska Dagbladet has made a list of these States, using anecdotal evidence of Brussels. For example, With Russian President Vladimir Putin met the head of six European countries - the Czech Republic, France, Cyprus, Austria, Finland and Greece. In addition, the Finnish leader Sauli Niinist? hosted the Russian President at his summer residence last summer. At the level of Prime Ministerial visits to the Russian capital caused Authorized six EU member States: Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Luxembourg. These include the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel. Eight States, says Gummesson, sent to the Russian capital his Ministers of foreign Affairs - Spain, UK, Slovenia, Netherlands, Ireland, Latvia, Portugal (in the list it occurs twice - that is, apparently, the story is about 19 countries, but not 20, either the Creator is not revealed Even some country - approx. OPINION). The journalist drew attention to the fact that in just two years of such visits was about 40, that is, the official Commissioners of the States visited the Russian Federation more than once. So, the data obtained Svenska Dagbladet, says that the Russian Federation does not look like a country in isolation. He stressed that Sweden was one of the few European countries to freeze relations With Russia after the events of 2014 but foreign Minister Margot wallstr?m has advocated the restoration of contacts With Moscow. With the same statement also said Prime Minister of state Stefan l?fven. In the 1st of his speeches recently leader Vladimir Putin called ridiculous statements about international isolation of Russia." they have no life and not enough fuel, to the Russian border to avoid, " - said the head of the country.