- Western countries wish to end the “logic of confrontation” in its relations with Russia over the Ukrainian crisis and engage in direct dialogue with Moscow, EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said yesterday.
- I often speak to US Secretary of State John Kerry and there is complete unity in views on the Ukrainian crisis, and similar views exist in other countries, from Canada to Japan. And everyone wants to end the logic of confrontation, the wall to wall, Mogherini said in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
The Russian news agency Sputnik quote the European Union’s foreign policy chief saying that the current situation is very difficult for Russia, and that it is in Moscow’s interests to help end the Ukrainian conflict. Meanwhile, Mogherini says, the West must “begin direct discussions with Moscow over our mutual relations and the role Russia can play in other crises”.