Vladimir Putin and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did not discuss sanctions as such at the meeting on Thursday. This was reported by press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS. “As such sanctions were not discussed. They discussed the situation, when in fact we were in the frozen relations between Russia and the EU,” he said.
Meeting the Russian leader and head of the European Commission was held yesterday in the framework of SPIEF-2016. The EU representative Vygaudas ušackas said that the sides agreed to maintain close contact.
“The meeting between President Putin and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was held in a good atmosphere. Juncker reiterated the thesis of his speech on the forum. The leaders agreed to maintain close contact,” he said. Usackas has declined to respond to the question, whether you discussed the question of sanctions.
Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov informed that the leaders did not discuss sanctions. “Energy was discussed, and sanctions were not discussed”, — he said, noting that the main topic was the future of relations between Russia and the European Union.
Juncker, speaking at a session of the SPIEF-2016 Thursday, said that he arrived at the St. Petersburg forum for dialogue with Moscow. “My presence today speaks to the fact that I want to build bridges,” he said. Touching upon the issue of sanctions, Juncker stressed that the only way for their withdrawal — the implementation of the Minsk agreements.