The European Union presented a new strategy for relations with Russia
The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, presented a joint document of the EU foreign policy service and the European Commission, which outlines the strategy of the bloc’s relations with Russia. It will be based on 3 principles: repulsion, deterrence and interaction.
UA reports this citing the “Yevropeiska Pravda”.
The EU notes that Russia undermines international law and key principles of the OSCE and the Council of Europe, it has undertaken to fulfill, tries to influence, interfere and destabilize the EU and its member states, as well as partner countries, uses political repression, especially in relation to human rights and fundamental freedoms to maintain the current political and economic order in the country.
The EU will continue to oppose human rights violations and defend democratic values, including in international forums. The EU will continue to report systematic violations of international law by Russia in Ukraine, Georgia and other countries.
The strategy proposes to counter the threats and malicious actions of the Russian Federation in a more systematic and coordinated way, while ensuring coordination with like-minded partners such as NATO and the G7.
At the same time, in order to advance its own interests, the EU wants to involve Russia in solving several key tasks, such as combating the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and other environmental problems.
Earlier, the first summit of the presidents of the United States and Russia was held in Geneva on June 16. Joe Biden announced his support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine.