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"Considering that these sanctions were accepted or initiated not by the Russian side, but by our partners in the European Union, we work on the premise that the beginning of the lifting of those sanctions needs to take place on the EU's initiative," Medvedev said , for his part.
"We discussed the situation, and I once again repeat our position when we say that sanctions never lead to anything good, sanctions hinder development, sanctions hit lawful business interests, both Russian and Slovenian," Medvedev said.
The Slovenian prime minister said the sanctions were imposed in line with certain circumstances and if those circumstances are removed and specific agreements are carried out, then the situation will stabilize, and a decision will be reached with the European partners to lift the sanctions.
Russia's Medvedev said Slovenia would "continue to have a balanced, even position in the EU framework, which is what characterizes the republic today."
"The EU is not uniform. There are states with a reasonable, calm position on Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, and there are emotional positions, conditioned by phantom pains," he said....................
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