Italy has hopes to develop in the near future the conditions for cancellation of penalties Against Russia, which was always interested in dialogue, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy Paolo Gentiloni.
"I have always said that the punishment – Is a political tool, but not the policy itself. The EU has made a powerful, unanimous And consistent choice in favor of prohibitive measures that do not have a punitive function. That is, they need to recreate the conditions for a constructive dialogue, which ended up in danger because of the fall in Ukraine. Punishment is reversible, And we hope that very soon there will be bases for their revision ", – quotes its words news Agency.
in his vision, punishment, And impact negatively on the volume of Russian-Italian trade turnover has created additional opportunities for cooperation." Our businessmen referred to the new innovative industries that were not affected by the restrictive measures ", - the said head of the Ministry, adding that the reduction of Italian exports to the Russian Federation was the result not only of punishment." Certain difficulties experienced by the Russian economy in connection with the fall of the ruble And reduction of prices on oil products. The combination of these reasons resulted in not more favourable than in the past, a result of economic interaction", - the said Gentiloni. The head of the Italian diplomacy has noticed that " Russian-Italian relations have always been strong And were never broken ". He said that in the years 2015-16 had more political contacts than in previous years." This demonstrates the need And interest in maintaining channels of dialogue with Russia. And we have always defended this necessity, which is currently shared at European level ", Greg said Gentiloni. Against Russia there are 3 packs of punishments of the European Union. The first was introduced penalties Against individual citizens of Russia And Ukraine, which the EU considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, they extended March 10 to fifteen September 2016. Sectoral restrictive measures Against Russia – the so-called economic punishments – are valid until 31 July 2016, and punishment Against the Crimea – until 23 June 2016. The Head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the EU is beginning to understand the futility of attempts Russophobes " call the tune ", but Brussels is still under strong pressure of the US capital. The head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said that the designated business And officials in the EU feel the fatigue from the sanctions regime, And want to find a way out of the situation.