“The interaction between Russia and the European Union has a significant effect on the economies of the countries of the European Union and the Russian Federation. Therefore, we look at the prospect of our relations with the European Union from such a pragmatic angle, proceeding from the fact that breaking contacts and imposing sanctions and barriers to each other does not lead to anything good, ”RIA Novosti quotes him.

According to Grushko, at the moment, the restrictions give "the opposite effect to the expected".

Earlier, Chairman of the State Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin said that EU countries lost about $ 100 billion from the imposition of sanctions against Russia.

On September 28, it was reported that members of a number of German Bundestag factions during a conference on the fifth anniversary of restrictive measures against Russia called for the gradual relaxation of anti-Russian sanctions.