Achievement in July the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program States that the Russian Federation and the EU is able to agree, however, the Ukrainian crisis has put a question on the future of Europe, said on the first day of the week in the evening, Russia's permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"if Russia and the EU continue to have a dialogue and reach agreement in confidence? Without a doubt, Yes. Not so long ago reached agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is a clear proof of this. But what is today on the agenda - even greater scale than the Iranian nuclear program. This is a question about the future of the European continent, parts of which are both the EU and Russia, " Chizhov said, speaking in the debate on relations between Russia and the EU at the European forum Alpbach.
"The Ukrainian crisis in the end decisively put in front of us question about, and in truth whether Russia and the EU have the opportunity and want to make an inseparable pan-European system of security and economy, which will implement scenarios of cooperation in the interests of all or We will be doomed to go separate ways," said Chizhov.
according to him, the problems in relations between Russia and the EU were subject to "systemic flaws" that have accumulated and to 2014. For example, on a number of issues, the EU has offered Russia the decisions that she had either taken whole, without regard to its concerns, or to refuse them.
"Unfortunately, the Ukrainian crisis has reinforced our view about what the concept of strategic partnership with the EU remains mostly the slogan - sparkling in appearance, But empty and insincere ", - said Chizhov.
"We Can't strive To usual business as if nothing happened. A simple "reset" of relations will not eliminate the existing system defects. The relationship must become a true partnership of equals, which would systematically and meticulously considered and resolved mutual concern, " he added.