The EU named three principles of relations with Russia
How are they going to restrain the Kremlin.
The Kremlin's attempts to influence other states by hybrid means must be restrained. It is on this that the European Union should build its policy towards, reports Chronicle.info with reference to Channel 24.
It is also necessary to involve an active part of Russian civil society in this. This was stated by MP Andrius Kubilius during a meeting of the European Parliament.
The Kremlin must be contained
The European Parliament met in Strasbourg on September 15. & nbsp; Deputy Andrius Kubilius also spoke there – he presented a draft report on the directions of political relations between the EU and Russia. & Nbsp; There are three main directions:
- And engagement.
This concerns countering the Kremlin's aggressive policies – both external and internal, compliance clear policy & nbsp; non-recognition of the annexation and occupation of Crimea, Donbass, South Ossetia,
– explained Kubilius.
And he added that “more effective types of sanctions should be better coordinated with the transatlantic partners” elections, if there are any.
As for the second direction of policy towards Russia: speech is about curbing & nbsp; hybrid threats and corruption that Russia is trying to use in the EU itself.
If we want to help democracy in Russia in transforming the country and in getting rid of the Kremlin autocracy, we ourselves must cleanse ourselves of the Kremlin's influences, Kubilius noted.
Here, basically talks about engaging Russian civil society.
- Russians need to be reminded what kind of relations the EU is trying to build & nbsp; with democratic Russia.
- This is about the abolition of visas , Free Trade Agreement, Modernization and the like.
The Russians should know that the transformation of their country will be beneficial for all of them,
– the MEP is sure.
And in order for the same Russians to believe, they should see a successful example in front of them – in particular, transformation Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, whose aspirations for European integration should be supported.
What were the principles of EU policy towards Russia before
In 2016, the EU countries agreed on 5 principles in EU relations and Russia:
- Full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
- Strengthening relations with partners and neighbors in East and Central Asia.
- Strengthening EU resilience to threats in the field of energy and cyberspace.
- Interaction with the Kremlin in some areas of foreign policy, in particular in the fight against terrorism.
- EU support for Russian civil society.
The head of the EU Foreign Service Josep Borrell hinted in June that new principles will appear in 2021.