Monday, 14 March, the foreign Ministers of the EU countries for the first time in the last year, discussed the strategy of communication with Russia. The meeting produced a five-point plan, which should serve as a basis for a common foreign policy. Among them: full implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine as a prerequisite for any changes in relations with Russia, the continuation of the program "Eastern partnership" and strengthening relations with the countries of Central Asia, strengthening "the internal stability of the EU" (it is about power and strategic communication), the restoration of cooperation with Moscow "on some selected areas" (refers to common interests in foreign policy, for example, in Syria and North Korea), "civil society in Russia" and "investing in the development of contacts between people".

However, not all issues relating to Russia's cause in Europe unanimity. According to Reuters, Italy and Hungary objected to the idea of automatic renewal of sanctions. The current package of economic sanctions against Russia is valid until June 31, 2016.