Russia is interested in good relations with Europe, says Medvedev – Russian Politics and Diplomacy
GORKY, January 27. /TASS/. Russia is interested in good and mutually beneficial relations with the European Union, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with Russian media, including TASS.
According to him, there are no differences between Moscow and Brussels that cannot be resolved.
“Overall, I think we are interested in good relations with Europe, there is no doubt about that,” he said.
The politician recalled the days when trade turnover with the EU was around 500 billion euros, noting that this was a huge figure. Later, however, the volume of trade “almost halved”, and each side lost because of it, including in terms of income and jobs, he added.
“Therefore, we do not have insoluble differences with Europe. We want these relations to be good, to be as economically beneficial as possible, and we can and must work on this,” he reiterated. .
Medvedev assured that Russia is ready to work with all EU states. He noted that there is now a group of countries in Europe that have Soviet-era phobias.
“Either it’s the countries that seceded from the Soviet Union, like the Baltic states, or Poland. But overall, there are no intractable differences with anyone,” he said. -he declares.
The politician added that Russia has key partners in Europe who are certainly interested in good full-fledged cooperation.
“Of course, we would also like to develop a relationship with them. And we are ready for that, if it does not come with strange demands. We hear that from time to time,” he said.