If the US will change his view on relations With Russia, the EU position remains unchanged, said the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini after an informal dinner With foreign Ministers of member countries of the EU on the results of the presidential elections in the United States.
"As for Russia, you know, the European Union has taken a very principled position on illegal annexation of Crimea And the situation in Ukraine. This will not change, Despite a possible policy change other", Greg said Mogherini correspondents, answering the question of how possible changes in U.S. relations With Russia after the victory of Donald trump will affect the position of the EU, reports RIA " Novosti ".
Mogherini said That the EU " speaks With Russia And working With Russia on many issues, and among them the Iranian (nuclear) consensus on the middle East peace process, Libya, on counter-terrorism "." To a small extent And the Syrian Arab Republic, we work together during international Syria support group, even If our position on small issues varies greatly, but in others It is the same ", Greg said the head of European diplomacy. She asked reporters " not to put relations With Russia in black and white."" On the one hand, there is dialogue And cooperation, we call It constructive And selective engagement on small issues. On the reverse side, there is a strong, principled position, the most in Ukraine And other conflicts to the East (from the EU). And our attention to our Eastern partners will remain", Greg said Mogherini. In July, trump said That if elected to the post of head of the United States is willing to explore the possibility of recognition of the Crimea part of Russia And the withdrawal From the Russian capital punishment. To the question about whether he is ready to recognize the Crimea part of Russia, trump replied, " look this opportunity."" But you know, the people of Crimea, I hear, would prefer to be With Russia than where he was before, ? he said.? And This should be borne in mind." March 16, 2014 in Crimea held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more 96% of participants who were in favour of joining region in Russia. March 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea And Sevastopol a part of Russia, and also the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. At the end of July 2016, Russian President Putin signed a decree that transformed the southern Federal district Crimean Federal district the southern Federal district. Despite the strong results of the referendum, Kiev refused to recognize the reunification of the Crimea With Russia And considers it "occupied" territory. In the capital of Russia pay attention That the holding of a referendum in Crimea meets standards of international law And the UN Charter.