EU: Juncker says Putin is his friend, calls to cooperate with Russia

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“We need to return to a dialogue with Russia. This is not just a regional power, but a significant participant, without which it is simply impossible to resolve many issues, especially those relating to security in Europe, said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

“Especially now, when the EU is rapidly losing ground. Economic power is reduced from 25% of the world’s gross national income to 16-18%” he said. In addition, the EU has a demographic problem. Therefore, it’s best not to “make masters of ourselves” but listen more often to other participants of the world community.

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Also Juncker called Vladimir Putin his friend, whom he has known for many years, and advised to communicate with Russia on an equal footing.

Source Vesti
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