Juncker stressed the importance of maintaining "an open channel for dialogue" with Russia, at the Congress of the German Christian Social Union (CSU) in Nuremberg.
"We must make it clear for the Russians and Putin what is unacceptable. But we should not stop talking with the Russians and Putin at all," Juncker said. That is, in his opinion, the price for peace to be paid by the Europeans.
Herewith, Juncker praised the role of Chancellor Angela Merkel who maintains contact with Russia, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.