Russia ready to restore ties with European Union

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Russia ready to restore ties with European Union

Russia says it is ready to restore ties with European Union.

In his congratulatory message to Ursula von der Leyen on her election as the president of the European Commission, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that her rich political experiences and international standing will contribute and help restore the equal and mutually beneficial partnership between the EU and Russia.

He also reaffirmed Russia's readiness to engage in constructive dialogue with the EU on major political, economic and humanitarian issues.