The faction of the European Parliament will face opposition on trips to Russia, said the head of the Faction of the European Parliament "European United left - Nordic green left" Gabriele Zimmer.
"in practice always (face opposition - ed.) when the story is about the relationship of the European Parliament and the EU with the State Duma and with the Russian Federation, in practice whenever this topic is discussed in the Parliament," she said, responding to a question Last news .
Zimmer said that her faction in practice always meets resistance when " discussing such topics as Relations with Ukraine, the Treaty on the unity, when we discuss further send delegations to the capital of Russia or in the Russian Federation ".
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 said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015, the authorities decided to extend the food embargo until 5 August 2016.