On 3 May 2021 Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU, met with Secretary-General of the EEAS Stefano Sannino and Secretary-General of the European Commission Ilze Juhansone.
The current state of relations between Russia and the European Union was discussed. Both sides expressed regret in connection with the recently intensified trend towards their deterioration.
Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov provided additional comments regarding the measures announced by Russia on 30 April 2021 in response to unilateral decisions of the European Union.
The importance of diplomatic efforts to rectify the current unhealthy situation in the dialogue between Moscow and Brussels was stressed. The Russian side reaffirmed its readiness for this endeavour.