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    Swiss parliament speaker Raphael Comte hopes that the confederation will be able to revive dialogue with Russia to agree a way out of the Ukraine crisis.

    BERN (Sputnik) — Comte, who presides over the upper-house Council of States, said that economic cooperation between Switzerland and Russia depended on a positive outcome of the Ukrainian conflict.

    "Despite our differences, I hope the dialogue that was halted due to the conflict will be renewed for us to have a chance of finding consensus that would make it a win-win for all," Comte said at an economic forum in Bern.

    The outbreak of a war in Ukraine in early 2014 strained relations between Russia and Europe. Switzerland did not join EU sanctions on Russia but said it would prevent any attempts to bypass them.


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