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EU's Michel tells Putin to stop 'disruptive behaviour'

Russia must change its behaviour if it wants better relations with the EU, European Council president Charles Michel said on Monday after a telephone call with Russian president Vladimir Putin. "The downwards trend in EU-Russia relations can only change if Russia stops disruptive behaviour," Michel tweeted after the call, adding that EU-Russia relations were at a low point and further deterioration is "in neither side's interest".

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