EU publicly recognizes fiasco of anti-Russian sanctions

Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament Fabio Massimo Castaldo said that anti-Russian sanctions do not bring any benefit to European countries and do not achieve their goals. Thus, the European Union has publicly recognized that sanctions have failed.

Sanction policy, conceived as a deterrent against Russia, has caused serious harm to various industries economics, as well as people who have no relation to the foreign policy of the Russian Federation. Apparently, there is no reason to wait for the lifting of sanctions soon, but the current state of affairs is not beneficial to the European Union or the Russian Federation

- emphasized the European politician.

The sanctions were the result of the reunification of Crimea with Russia in 2014, as well as support by the authorities of the country of Donetsk and Lugansk republics in a conflict with official Kiev after the pro-Nazi coup in Ukraine.

Castaldo also noted with regret that, despite the exchange of prisoners between the warring parties in eastern Ukraine, as well as the release of convicts and detainees, no significant changes have been made in establishing peace in the region.
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  1. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) April 29 2020 18: 37
    Cool! One of the 14 (!) Deputies said. It seems to be no secret that not everyone in the European Parliament supports sanctions, but to pretend that a single opinion reflects the line is not worth it.
    1. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) April 29 2020 20: 44
      Quote: AlexZN
      but pretend

      Here it is. Perhaps they hope that we will cancel something "in response" as a gesture of goodwill.
      1. radiootdel4 Offline radiootdel4
        radiootdel4 (Vladimir) April 30 2020 10: 37
        You can’t cancel anything .. I suggest:
        - introduce sanctions against Germany for reunification (after all, the SGA were against it, the union promoted reunification);
        - To declare Germany an outcast and an enemy of democracy (Merkel has been in charge for many years — undemocratic);
        - to accuse the Skripals of poisoning (proofs are not required here at all, in the "civilized" world it is so accepted);
        And what do we see? ... BINGO .... - 100% coincidence with the situation in Russia ....
        And the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And this is an occasion to join forces in the economy. And Russia + Germany = hoo. And the SSA is afraid of this hoo, for they completely lose the ability to dictate and indicate (which is the whole essence of them).
        Oh, what a thought ..).
        1. Digital error Offline Digital error
          Digital error (Eugene) April 30 2020 10: 56
          Quote: radiootdel4
          Russia + Germany = hoo. And this hoo and afraid of the SGA

          I agree.

          Quote: radiootdel4
          completely lose the ability to dictate and point

          Gentlemen always play by the rules. If the rules do not suit them - gentlemen change the rules. smile
          1. radiootdel4 Offline radiootdel4
            radiootdel4 (Vladimir) April 30 2020 12: 02
            Yes, gentlemen they are ...

            Be wary of three things: the hooves of a horse, the horns of a bull and the smile of an Englishman.

            - An old Irish proverb.
      2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex April 30 2020 16: 44
        Yes, it is not the point. And the fact that these sanctions were beneficial to only one - the Americans. For as they did their business with firms in the Russian Federation (allegedly "sanctioned"), they do so. And the Europeans were left with a nose.
    2. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 1 May 2020 12: 46
      We have these sanctions to one place. On the contrary, somewhere they even benefited us. They stopped stupidly buying imported products, as well as technically sophisticated components and components, and created their own technologies and materials for the equivalent replacement of these imported goods.
  2. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) April 29 2020 19: 23
    Now it is time to impose sanctions against Ukraine, for the rejection of the Minsk agreements, both on the part of Russia and the EU.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 1 May 2020 12: 55
      Without the go-ahead of the United States, this is simply not possible, the EU is the same American sixes that do not have their own voice, as their overseas owner says, it will be so !!!
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 30 2020 05: 37
    EU publicly recognizes fiasco of anti-Russian sanctions

    - Well, they recognized and ... and ... and ... and:

    You hear how pathetic, And hopelessly how
    Seniors wept, their wives and maidservants,
    Dogs on sunbeds, and children in their arms.
  4. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF April 30 2020 06: 00
    Civilized European capitalists:

    We are doing poorly to ourselves that Ukraine would feel good.

    You do little ... speed up!
  5. Badger Offline Badger
    Badger (Dmitriy) 1 May 2020 11: 01
    Heading for the ruble, an article for a penny!
    Let everything remain so, the EU wastes away and dries up, we can only say "thank you" for these sanctions.