The Deputy. the Russian defense Minister Anatoly Antonov believes that the punishment of the European Union against him create obstacles for possible restoration of relations with the Russian Ministry of defense.
"If ever they (EU) decided to restore the relationship, who starts a conversation? I'm under the restrictions, I'm on the list. This is a very silly, " said Antonov Thursday in broadcast television channel.
according to his vision, punishment means the reluctance of the EU to have a dialogue with the Russian military.
the head of the foreign Ministers of the EU member on January 29, after the shelling of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol instructed to prepare proposals for the expansion of the list of individual sentences. On the ninth of November, the Ministers adopted him. Among those who came under punishment, and was also Among them Deputy defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and Arkady Bakhin.