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MOSCOW, June 2. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is expected to hold talks on Tuesday with Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico as part of the latter man’s working visit to Russia where the comes at an invitation from Medvedev, the press service of the cabinet of ministers said.
The package of documents to be signed includes inter-governmental, inter-departmental and corporate agreements.
Later on the same day, Fico will be received by President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said the sides hoped to discuss key issues of bilateral collaboration and to exchange opinions on pressing international problems.
Along with it, Peskov said Putin had no plans to raise the problem of anti-Russian sanctions.
Fico made known his discouraging attitude towards the anti-Russian sanctions. "They didn’t yield the desired effect but inflicted damage both on Europe and Russia, and I don’t know who can be pleased with this reciprocal damage," he said in an exclusive interview with TASS Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman.
Fico said that the sanctions could not shape up the contents of politics. "They can only be an instrument or one of a set of instruments in the process of untangling knotty situations."
"We don’t need the sanctions or the sabre rattling, what we need is peaceful dialogue and concrete results," Fico said. "If the Minsk accord (on peace settlement of the armed civil in southeastern Eastern Ukraine - TASS) then I’ll be the first one to vote for further support to their implementation through alleviating the sanctions burden.".