The head of Finland Sauli Niinist? at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed the hope that the relations between the EU and Russia will not deteriorate in the future.
Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the United States from the point of sanctions 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 with respect to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The prohibition also included beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and some other products.
As informs, Niinist? expressed the hope that " Relations between Russia and the EU will not deteriorate."
Thus, As stressed by Yle, the Finnish Director told that Finland will take part in the celebrations in honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory in the great Patriotic war, however, discussions are ongoing, "in which the extent and at what level" it will happen.
first it was claimed that the head of Finland will participate in the celebration of Victory Day in Moscow may 9, cause - conflict and tense International situation.
before the first day of the week Merkel held a meeting with Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb, during which the sides discussed issues relating to Russia and Ukraine, as well as the economic situation in the Eurozone. While Stubb said that the punishment of the West regarding the capital of Russia "were a good step," reports Bloomberg. The Finnish Prime Minister noted that since 2008 there has been a " paradigm shift in Russian foreign policy ".