"It is important that Sweden continues to have bilateral contacts with Russia, but EU sanctions against the country must also be maintained because of the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the actions against the Ukrainian navy in the sea of Azov during the later time, according to minister of defence Peter Hultqvist (S)."
"– It is not possible to have a situation where Russia commits crimes as it has done in relation to the Crimea. We have a conflict when it comes to Ukraine and that is why it is also so that the EU, against the background of what has happened, has targeted sanctions "against Russia," he says to TT in the context of prime minister Stefan Löfvens christmas speech in the Avesta."
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"– But one must never forget the crimes committed and the reason for the EU sanctions."