Lyudmila Bozhko. Minister of foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot wallstr?m believes that the Russian Federation can become a serious threat to peace in the European Union, While recognising the importance of dialogue and cooperation of the European Union with Moscow.
"I have deep concerns over development in Russia," wrote the Swedish Minister in the publication, published on the Internet representation of the Swedish newspaper "Svenska of Dagbladet" under the heading " Russia is a serious Danger to peace in Europe ".
"This important neighboring country could be in many areas important partner for Sweden and the EU. Instead we have the opposite of reality, " writes wahlstr?m. It also recognises that the dialogue with Russia is very important for Europe.
according to the comments of the Minister, Russia's actions in the Crimea and support separatists in the East of Ukraine " has led to serious negative consequences and become a challenge to the European world since the cold war.
in March 2014 in the Crimea and Sevastopol held a referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters were in favour of secession from Ukraine's reunification with Russia.
She also said that Sweden wants to increase its support for Kiev, providing up to 2020 1, 5 billion Swedish kronor (?150 million) on reforms. In addition, According to wallstr?m, her government would contribute to the work of the monitoring mission of the OSCE in the East of Ukraine.
in April of last year, the government of Ukraine began in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat in the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.
The Ukrainian authorities, as well as the USA and the EU many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to domestic conflict and uninvolved in the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.