Top officials of the European Union were to meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials on Monday in talks expected to focus on energy issues.
EU concerns about Russia's reliability as an energy supplier have sharpened over the past year after Russian price disputes with transit countries have resulted in interruptions of oil and natural gas shipments to Western Europe, the AP reports.
The EU delegation includes Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the foreign minister of Germany, which currently holds the EU's rotating chairmanship.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part