Russia and France have deep cultural, social and economic relationships, it is necessary not only to maintain but also to increase, according to members of the Russian-French seminar " the Future of Europe. Realities and prospects " in the Russian capital.
Opening the seminar, head of the State Duma on CIS Affairs Leonid Slutsky (LDPR) said that punishment was the consequence of the fact that the political and information space of the European continent artificially filled with anti-Russian propaganda." This resembles the situation of 2008, when assured, because It is Russia and not the Mikhail Saakashvili attacked South Ossetia ", - said the MP, adding that the Russian Federation and Europe should strive to better understand one another, reports Informagentstvo.
With own side the MP of the National Assembly of France Thierry Mariani called "absolutely stupid" a policy of anti-Russian sanctions." We need to cross an absolutely stupid policy of sanctions ", - He said." punishment hinder our Relations ", - said the Deputy." Russia suffers, but somehow suffers from both France and Germany, and in General the European continent is impoverished from these penalties. From an economic and political point of view, these penalties are absolutely useless, " He noted. Vice-President of the Commission of the National Assembly, under the legislation of Marie-fran?oise Bechtel (ena), said that " the French people there is no anti-Russian position and such position was not." Along With this She pointed to the position of the French media, which are often set anti-Russian." in magazines and on television there is a certain tendency not to trust what he says and does, " She said." in the Ukrainian question we currently reaches at least positive momentum than we thought it would be maybe a year earlier ". She drew attention to the need " to move towards a better understanding Between the European Nations." Vice-President of the Commission of the French Senate European Affairs Jean Bizet was convinced of the need to make due punishment of economic interaction Between Russia and France did not stop. Member of the Commission of the National Assembly on Finance Claude Goasguen said that the Russian Federation and France to "remain friends" and want closer relations. He also paid attention to the situation in Ukraine, saying that the country will sooner or later become a Federal, but this should not be delayed. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection With the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements Between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries. However, in March, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to the sanctions against Russia from a number of EU members increases. In addition, the media said that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders visited the capital of Russia, May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.