Russia has put forward three conditions for the restoration of former relations with the European Union

On February 15, 2020, during the Munich Security Conference, French President Emmanuel Macron declared that Russia cannot be blocked and ignored. The French leader is confident that Europe needs a dialogue with Russia to resolve frozen conflicts and cybersecurity. At the same time, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, on the sidelines of this conference, said that Moscow was "carefully analyzing" Macron's proposal to improve dialogue.

In comments RBC Grushko specified that Europe should take concrete steps to improve relations with Russia, changing its systematic approach to dialogue. According to Grushko, improving relations is possible only in case of changes policy two key institutions of Europe - NATO and the European Union.

First, Moscow expects more specifics from the EU. After all, the current attitude of the European Union towards Russia is rooted in the activities of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, that "even with the greatest stretch of the imagination can not be described as some kind of strategy or intelligible policy."

Secondly, the "peace-loving" and regularly increasing in size NATO bloc needs to stop focusing on "deterring" Russia, trying to return everything during the Cold War. Indeed, it was on the initiative of the Alliance that all cooperation projects were suspended. At the same time, the Alliance continues to “uselessly spend money”, building up its military potential on the “eastern flank”.

Thirdly, it is necessary that European countries show more independence in relation to Russia without looking at Washington, even if it is against normalization of relations with Moscow. That is, the Europeans must reconsider what was imposed on them from the United States.
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  1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
    sharp-lad (Oleg) 16 February 2020 19: 52
    The conditions are simple, but Europe is not able to fulfill at least one of them, where all three are!
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 17 February 2020 07: 36
      Quote: sharp-lad
      The conditions are simple, but Europe is not able to fulfill at least one of them, where all three are!

      And no one hopes that Europe will fulfill these three conditions. Here the message is important.
      1. sharp-lad Offline sharp-lad
        sharp-lad (Oleg) 17 February 2020 21: 40
        Here the message is important.
        So I’m still waiting for Rossiyushka to start sending especially overly-challenged opponents!
  2. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 16 February 2020 20: 45
    The Europeans somehow did not notice a very smooth transition from the state of Bantustan to the reservation category. At first they were deprived of foreign policy independence (in the 90s of the last century), and now economic.
  3. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 17 February 2020 09: 25
    Russia sets conditions ... Europe asks Russia to establish relations, remove trade restrictions, open its financial market, and Russia says no!
    1. Aleksey Glotov Offline Aleksey Glotov
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 17 February 2020 16: 22
      Europe has imposed sanctions against Russia and is waiting for Russia to surrender. She repented and paid ... very nice.
      Do not break your eggs, gentlemen from Brussels?
  4. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 18 February 2020 10: 19
    How much they spoiled - here it is necessary to enter three times on 33 conditions !!!