Putin said that Russia is not aimed at section of the European Union
VIENNA, 4 June. /TASS/. Russia is not seeking to divide anything in the European Union, because the more risks within the EU, the more the uncertainty for Russia. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin shown on Monday an interview with the Austrian broadcasting company ORF on the eve of his visit to Austria.
“We have no goals of anything or anyone to divide in the European Union. On the contrary, we are interested that the European Union was United and prosperous, because the EU is our largest trade and economic partner. And the more problems inside the EU, the greater risks and uncertainties for us,” said the President in response to the question of why Russia is developing contacts with the political forces in Europe that are configured are critical to the EU.
According to him, “we need rather to develop cooperation with the EU.” “If at the political level, we are working with someone more closely than others, we proceed only from a simple pragmatic reasons”, — said the head of state.
According to Putin, Russia is seeking to operate in Europe only with those political forces that want to independently and publicly declare their readiness to work with Moscow.
“We try to cooperate with those who he publicly declares its readiness to work with us. Only look for the reason for contact between our political parties, groups, movements, and European, and not in the desire to shake or something to stop the European Union. I would like to see Austria and other EU countries threw away that thought from his head,” — said the President of the Russian Federation.
June 5, Putin will visit Austria on a working visit. During the trip, will hold talks with Federal President of Austria, Alexander van der Ballena and Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz.