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 EU-Russia summits to stay in past, - Head of EU delegation to Russia

Relations between the EU and Russia have deteriorated significantly, and such remarkable meetings as EU-Russia summits are certainly to become history.

This was stated by Head of the EU Delegation to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas in an interview with RIA Novosti, Censor.NET reports.

"It is worth noting that our relations in the future will not be the same as before because the outright Russian aggression (against Ukraine) has dramatically undermined our trust. But on the other hand, we have to promote fruitful interaction on the issues that obviously meet our mutual interests," Ušackas said.

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He noted that the dialogue between Russia and the EU was not terminated. "The minister (Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov) and Mrs. Mogherini have been recently meeting almost every week, either in Vienna, or in New York, or in Belgrade, or in other capitals. The president (Vladimir Putin) and European Commission President Juncker have already met three times in recent months," he said.

"I would say that this is part of a new reality: such significant and iconic meetings as the EU-Russia summits, which were held twice a year before the crisis, are certainly to stay in the past. And this is the outcome of the steps by Russia made contrary to the principles, common vision and rules which we thought Russia shared with us. Our relationship has suffered tremendously," the head of the EU Delegation to Russia said.

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