Europe must continue to live with Russia after the cessation of hostilities in Ukraine.

The statement came from EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche newspaper, APA reports.

He said that dialogue with Moscow would be required.

He said Russia would continue to exist after peace talks.

According to the diplomat, Europe must determine exactly how to live with Russia.

"After what Russia has done in Ukraine, such coexistence will be very difficult.

But you will still have to try to live with the Russians on this continent. We must continue negotiations with Russia, "Borrell said.

He added that communication channels with Moscow have never been closed.