Sergey Startsev. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy's Federica Mogherini in favour of restoration of Russia's partner relations with the European Union and the West in General, and expressed hope for a speedy return to the format of the G8.
" in the interests of both the European Union and the transatlantic brotherhood, to restore the partnership with the Russian Federation, " said Italian foreign Minister on the first day weekend in conversation state radio Radio1.
in this regard, the Minister expressed the hope that the G7 meeting very soon will be able again to return to the format of the G8, although noted that " this, of course, depends, most importantly, from the capital of Russia ", for which Russia should take on your own shoulders " positive responsibility for the settlement (Ukrainian) fall ". At the same time, Mogherini agreed value of penal policy, which, in its expression, " are an instrument of pressure for dialogue ".
on the first day weekend in an interview with the media upon arrival at the Beirut Mogherini called " encouraging signs " the results of the first meeting of the RF President centuries Putin and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, held on the last working day of the week in Normandy." I am sure that the path of dialogue has no alternative, and it is understood by the EU, USA and stakeholders. In conflict and fall of the path is difficult, but it is the only possible way ", said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy.