MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the minister, the revival of normal economic relations with Russia is vital for stabilization of EU markets.
"There is a new situation [in Europe] over UK's referendum of EU membership. The Brits have always been representatives of a very strict line, sort of pro-US line towards Russia. We should take advantage of the new situation as a starting point.. to overcome the anti-Russian sanctions," Rupprechter told the Kurier newspaper in an interview published Sunday.
On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.