The improvement of relations between the EU and Russia would contribute to the strengthening of European security and the economy, said on the first day of the week, delivering a speech in Helsinki before the heads of Finnish diplomatic missions, Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipila.
"The improvement of relations and cooperation between the EU and Russia would strengthen the security and economy of the whole of Europe" – reports the words of the head of the Finnish government news Agency.
The Prime Minister added that cooperation is obliged to base on respect for international law. Sipil? said that Finland, like other countries in the EU still does not approve " of Russia's actions in Ukraine."" Finland follows the General lines of the EU ", – he said. However, According to the Prime Minister, for the Finns, Russia remains an important neighbor with whom supported the bilateral Relations in different spheres." This is of course taking into account our long borders, and similarly, in a broader sense, as well as among them Given regular cooperation at the level of ordinary People. Such contact has to be maintained in heavy periods ", – finished Sipil?. Remember, Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Relations between Russia and the West worsened due to the fall in the Ukraine. The US, EU and other countries have imposed against Russia punishment, Moscow responded with countermeasures. Russia fundamentally denies accusations by the West of meddling in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.