Putin: Moscow ready to ensure that Russia will cooperate with Europe


RIA Novosti

In connection with the death of the famous German politician Helmut Kohl, Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled the words that he spoke about the relationship between Russia and Europe, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the Russian leader, Since at the time talked about the fact that, in order “to preserve our civilization in this turbulent and fast-changing world with the growing centers of power, and power is not only military but also economic, cultural,” Europe and Russia should be together. “I fully agree with him. You know our position, it is that we are ready, we need to be ready, our partners, get rid of phobias of the past”, — said the Russian President.

Putin also expressed regret that not all of what he talked with the MCPFE realized. “But I am absolutely sure that his analysis is correct and on the European, Eurasian, you might say, the continent will develop the positive processes that we have no one has no future — neither Europe nor Russia,” — said the Russian head of state.
Helmut Kohl, who served as German Chancellor from 1982 to 1998, died on the morning of June 16 at 87 years old. His name in history, he entered through the reunification of West and East Germany. It was called the “father of German unification” and “Chancellor of unity”.