Russia still ready to cooperate with EU - Russian Foreign Ministry

  • 2019-05-28
  • Interfax/TBT Staff

MOSCOW - Russia's stance regarding the European Union has not changed in light of the European Parliament election, Russia is ready for a dialogue, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said.

"Our stance regarding the EU does not change, we are ready for cooperation and a dialogue, but on the basis of equality," Grushko told journalists.

The election results reflect the society's expectations, the deputy foreign minister said.

"It is clear that in the changing global environment and in light of the situation that developed in the European Union, this election reflects the demands and expectations of those people who want changes. How these expectations will be realized in the European Parliament and the European Union's actions is the most difficult issue, which no one can answer today," he said.

"Nevertheless, one is bound to notice that the configuration of the political forces has changed somewhat and those parties, which were considered as opposing, will have bigger influence," Grushko said.