ALPBACH (Austria), (Sputnik) – The Russia-led EEU, comprising Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia, is an international organization which aims at streamlining free flow of goods and services between its member countries.
The Russian envoy to the 28-nation bloc warned of numerous security challenges faced by both EU countries and Russia that ignored borders. He urged to restore cooperation on combating these threats to the level achieved before the breakout of the Ukrainian crisis.
"Today our countries are faced with a multitude of challenges that do not stop at borders – terrorism, illegal migration, drug and human trafficking, climate change. In order to combat these acute threats, Russia and EU have invested substantial efforts," Chizhov said.
"During the Ukraine crisis, much of this work has come to a standstill… While Russia and EU severely limited their cooperation, terrorists did not," he warned.
Russia’s relations with the European Union deteriorated greatly amid the Ukrainian crisis. Brussels accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs and severed cooperation with Russia on many levels.