The head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi in the process of negotiations on Wednesday discussed the topic of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU.
"We spoke about sanctions, But very down to earth, so to speak. Not in terms of the abolition or simplification. We spoke about how these penalties prevent to develop our relations ", - Putin said correspondents on the outcome of the negotiations with Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi.
According to Putin, countries have several common Russian-Italian projects, as well as among them in the field of infrastructure.
"Absolutely clear that the Italian organization that fought for these contracts, awarded tenders, expressed interest in implementing them. But they stood, Not have the ability to be performed in connection with penalties on the part of our financial institutions. Just need to find a way ", - noted the head of the Russian Federation.
The meeting of Putin and Renzi takes place after the G7 summit, where they discussed the extension of sanctions against Russia. The forum adopted a communiqu? in which it is reported that the punishment against Russia have the opportunity to be abolished only in the execution of the Minsk agreements - the group is ready to tighten restrictive measures if the situation in Ukraine will worsen. Russia has stated many times that is Not a party to domestic conflict. In the leadership of the Russian Federation emphasized that the West owes more actively to demand from Kiev implementation of the Minsk agreements.