About: Vladimir Chizhov

Global Europe 23-11-2017

Chizhov: Syria is almost settled, time for EU to step in

In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday (22 November), Russia’s ambassador to the EU discussed Syria and other conflicts, the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, his country's relations with Turkey and Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Med & South 09-10-2015

Russian Ambassador: West should stop playing ‘double games’ in Syria

If the West is determined to fight the Islamic State, which is the international community’s common enemy in Syria and Iraq, it should concentrate on that, and stop engaging in “double games”, Russia's Ambassdor to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

Chizhov: The Gazprom case is political

The Gazprom case was not initiated by EU-based energy companies, but by the Lithuanian government, which was at that time involved in arbitration with Gazprom, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Ambassador to the European Union, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Europe's East 06-02-2015

Chizhov: Sending arms to Ukraine is ‘the worst possible idea’

The conflict in eastern Ukraine can only be resolved by political means. Arming Ukraine is the worst idea under present circumstances, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's Ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV, in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 21-10-2014

Chizhov: Russia stands ready to cooperate with the new Commission

Russia is fully prepared to reinvigorate its relations with the new European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. “I would suggest that we should not concentrate on slogans, or debate whether our relationship is strategic or not, but rather look into the substance”, the diplomat said. 
Vladimir Chizhov, photo Georgi Gotev
Global Europe 04-06-2014

Chizhov: ‘Russia has never been isolated and cannot be isolated’

EXCLUSIVE / As leaders of the G8 will get together without Russian President Vladimir Putin at today's G7 meeting in Brussels, Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke to EURACTIV about this summit, the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, EU-Russia energy relations and the Ukraine  crisis.
Europe's East 05-03-2014

Chizhov: For Russia Ukraine is more important than G8

EXCLUSIVE / If the West decides to sanction Russia by boycotting the G8 summit in Sochi, this gathering of the world’s major players will not become a G7, but will simply disappear, and Russia will not see it as a blow, because it considers Ukraine as more important than G8, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. 
Armenia 07-10-2013

Chizhov: Russia doubts that majority of Ukrainians want EU integration

EXCLUSIVE / Russia is not threatening Ukraine, but trying to explain to its neighbour the downside of EU association, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. He also said that even if Kyiv signs the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in Vilnius in November, the next Ukrainian parliament may not ratify it.
Global Europe 03-04-2013

Russian ambassador: Lifting Syria arms embargo breaches EU pledge

Despite increased interest in staging EU-Russia informal summits such as the one held in Moscow last month (21-22 March), deep differences remain, said Russian ambassador to the EU in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV. Divisions persist particularly over the UK-French attempt to lift the arms embargo on Syrian rebels. He warns that such an action would breach the terms of the EU’s own declaration on arms supply.
Global Europe 10-05-2011

Ambassador: Russia could tell EU ‘nobody is perfect’

Russia understands the present difficulties holding up the process of EU integration, just like EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy has never publicly criticised Moscow over the human rights situation in Russia "because he understands it," Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassdor to the EU, told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Global Europe 08-05-2008

Russian Ambassador: ‘You will not live to see Putin and Medvedev in conflict’

Putin did not shift any power to the executive, the Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EURACTIV in an interview, on the occasion of the inauguration of President Dmitry Medvedev.
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