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We do not share same positions, but our dialogue is constant, Mogherini met Lavrov in Brussels
10:26, 12 July 2017
We do not share same positions, but our dialogue is constant, Mogherini met Lavrov in Brussels

The EU high representative reported they discussed situation in Eastern Ukraine and in the occupied Crimea

10:26, 12 July 2017

AP

European Union have discrepancies in many foreign policy issues, however Minsk agreement have to be implemented. Federica Mogherini, EU Foreign policy chief, announced that after the meeting with the Russia’s Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov in Brussels on Tuesday, Express reported.  

The senior Kremlin figure Sergey Lavrov criticized the EU’s approach to the war in Syria, claiming that its sanctions against the allies of dictator Bashar al-Assad were harming ordinary civilians.

“Our EU colleagues have frozen all of the well known contact that used to exist between our antecedents and I must point out that to my mind it is a very short-term strategy. Nevertheless we have agreed that we still remain neighbors’ and all issues that arise need to be solved mutually,” Lavrov said.

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The bloc’s angry foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, who insisted eurocrats are only targeting those regime figures responsible for the death and destruction, immediately shot back, telling reporters his claims were not true and that “none of our sanctions in Syria affect the Syrian population”.

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She said all measures taken by the EU and US were targeted at “people who hold specific responsibilities” for the bloodshed which has wracked the war-torn country since 2013. 

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