Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Union would benefit from improved relations with Russia, But this largely depends on the actions of the Russian Federation, said the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulh?nek.
"I think Europe would gain from improved relations between the EU and Russia. But at the moment it is largely dependent on Russia, it is obliged to show good will and to show progress, the most concerning Ukraine, " said Kulh?nek reporters before the start of the informal meeting of foreign Ministers of member countries of the EU.
Relations with the Russian Federation and Ukraine are included in the agenda of the two-day Ministerial meeting in Luxembourg.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment.