El Cid main figure for a mixed festival tomorrow in Portugal

EU foreign “El Cid”, principal figura para un festival mixto de mañana en Portugal policy chief Federica Mujerini said on Monday the bloc wanted better relations with Russia but could not pretend Moscow had not annexed the Ukrainian Crimea to Russian territory in 2014.

She added that EU sanctions on Russia would remain. During her first official visit to Moscow since she took office, Mugereny said there was no need to pretend there were no real problems in relations between Russia and the European Union.

Mugirini made the remarks at a news conference in Moscow after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.