Zlotovsky, referring to a certain journalistic investigation, said that representatives of the Dutch government held "secret meetings" with the Russian side regarding the construction of Nord Stream 2.

However, according to the deputy, there was no information about this in the reports of the Dutch authorities.

The politician is convinced that the "concealment" of the fact of cooperation with Moscow on the construction of the gas pipeline is "another example of the violation of the principles of the European Union by the Netherlands."

In this regard, Zlotovsky inquired whether the EC considers the aforementioned "secret meetings" to be a violation of anti-Russian sanctions and how the European Commission will act to prevent the Netherlands from pursuing a policy "incompatible with European solidarity" in the future.

Josep Borrell, in turn, replied that the decision of the Dutch authorities to cooperate with the Russian Federation is an internal political matter of the country, which the EC cannot comment on.

In addition, the European Union does not prohibit meetings with the Russian side.

“Meetings with representatives of the Russian Federation and Russian companies are not prohibited by any EU sanctions regime,” he said.

Borrell also stressed that the sanctions against Russia are aimed at certain sectors of the country's economy, which does not include the construction of pipelines for the export of energy resources.

Earlier, the head of EU diplomacy called for the involvement of Moscow in solving global problems.

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