Irina Chumakov. The EU should continue the policy of punishment relative to Russia, said 1st Vice-President of the European Commission Franz Timmermans at the Symposium in London.
"We must continue the policy of punishment relative to Russia, as long as they (the authorities of the Russian Federation - as amended) will not change their behavior and will not return to Minsk agreements," he said.
"We must be sure that the head (Vladimir) Putin is aware that We will not retreat from our core values and We will help Ukraine to stand on his feet and become a free and independent nation," he added Timmermans.
However, he noticed that the EU must be careful in how helps Ukraine to survive economically and financially in this extremely difficult period."
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. In July last year, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have imposed regarding her punishment.
Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions List included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, first fell under the sentence, the material of the Fins news