As the German Foreign Minister noted, Russia's contribution to "the search for peace in Ukraine is the key to improving relations between the European Union and Russia."
“More than Russia, in my opinion, no one is busy looking for peace in the territory of the DPR and LPR. I think that the meeting in the Norman format that will be held today will once again confirm this ... The main obstacle to an agreement now is the stereotypes that have developed among our Western partners. And the statement by the German Foreign Minister just testifies to the fact that they can’t renounce in any way that Russia is not a party to the conflict, ”Novikov said.
The deputy also noted that the upcoming meeting in the Norman format is very important.
Earlier, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the EU has no reason to change the sanctions regime against Russia.