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In call with Putin, EU chief blames Russia for tensions

EU chief Charles Michel tells Russian President Vladimir Putin that ties with Moscow have reached a “low point” and insists it is up to the Kremlin to fix them.

“President Michel expressed the view that EU-Russia ties are at a low point,” an EU statement says after a call between the leaders.

“The relationship with Russia can only take a different direction if there is sustained progress on issues like the implementation of the Minsk agreements (on Ukraine), stopping hybrid and cyber-attacks on Member States and respect for human rights.”

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