Lavrov called the condition of cancellation of a countermeasure to the EU sanctions

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi in fotobanka foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Archival photoLavrov called the condition of cancellation of a countermeasure to the EU sanctions© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Odinakovymi the image Bank

Russia is ready to cancel its retaliatory measures in connection with the EU sanctions, but the first step is to make the European Union, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«We have repeatedly talked about the willingness to cancel countermeasures. But the first step in this direction should be done by the EU, which went on the unwinding of the sanctions spiral. We hope that common sense will eventually prevail. After all, objectively sanctions, neither Russia nor the European Union,» Lavrov said in an interview with the newspaper El Pais.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea. The West is accusing Russia of meddling, have imposed sanctions, Moscow responded, took a course on import substitution and has repeatedly said that talking with her in language of sanctions counterproductive. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine and the subject of the Minsk agreements on the settlement. Lately in the EU clearly there are opinions on necessity of cancellation of sanctions against Russia.Lavrov called the condition of cancellation of a countermeasure to the EU sanctions© RIA Novosti, Infographiste and prospects of the European Union

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