The implementation of the Minsk agreements and peaceful solution to the confrontation in the Donbass will allow the EU to abolish the punishment against Russia, said the head of the Council of cantons (upper chamber of the Federal Assembly of Switzerland) Rafael komt.
"The crisis Between Russia and Europe has prompted the European Union to accept the punishment against Russia, in parallel, the European free trade Association (EFTA) and, consequently, Switzerland has suspended the dialogue for the free trade agreement with Russia. Only the Implementation of the Minsk Protocol and the peaceful solution of this conflict will allow the EU to abolish the penalties and EFTA – to return to negotiations on free trade ", Greg said the Comte in the Russian economic and financial forum in Switzerland, RIA " Novosti ".
He also said that Switzerland could here Only to remind you of its support in the form of intermediary and again to Express readiness to assist the parties to find a lasting peace." Switzerland, in addition, at full strength played a role when in 2014 has taken on the role of the head of the OSCE. The neutrality of Switzerland gives our country the authority in this situation ", – He added. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has repeatedly stated about the fact that Moscow is not a party to the Minsk agreements and can Only this or any other degree of influence on the conflicting parties. As noted from its part a press-the Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, Russia plays the role of guarantor of the settlement of the Ukrainian fall, and not the party that performs the complex aimed at this action. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to 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 countries, Canada, Australia and Norway. However, increasingly there are calls for cancellation of penalties against Russia. So, eleven Oct Authorized the administration of new York, London, Madrid, Amsterdam and Seoul are told that the anti-Russian policy of the United States and the European Union will lead international Relations to a standstill.