MOSCOW, November 19. In the Kremlin do not consider it appropriate for the linkage of trade and economic cooperation between the Eurasian economic Union (EEU) and the EU with the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine.
“This convergence is hardly relevant and it is hardly possible”
“Some kind of linkage with the implementation of the Minsk agreements, especially in the current environment, when we see the unwillingness of Kiev to implement the agreement, especially in the form as agreed at last “Norman format” (Russia, France, Germany, Ukraine) to Paris (in September) – this convergence is hardly relevant and it is hardly possible”, – said the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the question.
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Putin: basic principles of the EEU are equality, pragmatism and mutual respect
The representative of the Kremlin confirmed that Moscow has already received the message of the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
“The message was, but I wouldn’t want to say anything about it, usually we do not do”, – said Peskov.
However, he noted that “the idea of dialogue between the EU and the EEU – old, this is what was proposed by the Russian side”.
Press Secretary of the head of state believes that “it is necessary for building our trade and economic relations”.
THE MINSK AGREEMENT
On 12 February the negotiators of the contact group in Minsk signed the previously agreed with the heads of the participating countries “channel four” document, providing for a ceasefire in the Donbass February 15. The negotiations “Norman Quartet” consisting of the presidents of Russia, Ukraine and France, as well as the German Chancellor continued in Minsk in various formats (in the narrow format with participation of members of delegations) from the evening of 11 February, a total of about 16 hours.
A Letter To Juncker
The head of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the offer on cooperation between the EU and the Eurasian economic Union (EEU). About this korr. reported in a press-service of the European Commission.
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The Eurasian Union invites the EU to initiate a dialogue on creating a common economic space
“President Juncker sent a letter to President Putin after their brief conversation on Monday, on the sidelines of the summit G20”, – said the press service. According to the EC representative, “the letter emphasized the willingness of the cadets to consider the possibility of interaction with the Eurasian economic Union in the prescribed manner, in consultation with member countries and with the implementation of the Minsk agreements”.
In mid-October, Deputy foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov, answering a question, said that the EAEU, namely the Chairman of the Commission of the organization Viktor Khristenko, has written to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the draft agreement on economic cooperation. According to him, this document relates to the integration of the two associations. The relevant proposals were approved at the meeting of the heads of governments of EEU member countries on 8 September.