The head of the European Commission considers it necessary to restore relations with Russia

CHISINAU, may 11 – RIA Novosti. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview with the Romanian media about the need to restore relations between Russia and the European Union.

In an interview with adevarul.ro Juncker gave a description of the current relations between the EU and Russia, and outlined their prospects.

“It is true that our relations with Russia are not the same, which was not such as we would like. But even if now there are problems, this does not mean that they are destroyed. We need to restore them, and I think we can do it”, — said Juncker.

According to him, the aspects that led to disagreements, well-known, as examples he mentioned the situation around Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. “However, our communication channels must remain open,” he said.

“I am convinced that there is a common interest to improve relations. The world today is, without doubt, needs the cooperation, not in confrontation with the point of view of economy and safety, as well as in geopolitical perspective”, — said Juncker.