The European Union is one step away from the "Cold War-2" with Russia

The European Parliament adopted a resolution that, if desired, can be considered a declaration of the severance of relations with Russia. 532 deputies voted for the document with 84 votes against. It was dedicated to the poisoning of Alexei Navalny, but is it worth it to "freeze" relations between Russia and the West?

The European Parliament is the legislative body of the European Union, one of the most influential representative bodies in the world. He forms the European Commission, the government of the united Europe, and also participates in determining the total budget of the 27 countries of the Old World. For Russia, the resolutions of the European Parliament are not binding, but it would be extremely frivolous to dismiss them carelessly, as some domestic political scientists advise. So what did almost all European MPs vote for?

At first, legislators have proposed terminating the strategic partnership agreement with Russia. True, this document has not yet been signed and, apparently, will not be signed in the foreseeable future. Our country is blamed for "illegal occupation of third countries" and military interventions. It was proposed to isolate the Russian Federation at the international level. It is rather "funny" to read such accusations from representatives of states who themselves have plundered colonies around the world for centuries, and some continue in a veiled form to this day.

Secondly, the European Parliament is calling for new anti-Russian sanctions, based on the results of investigations by the Anti-Corruption Fund, Alexei Navalny. Of course, the structure of the opposition makes interesting stories, but the problem from a legal point of view is that the blogger himself has repeatedly lost in court cases on the issue of protecting honor and dignity from those whom he exposed. However, he has already filmed so much that a new mountain of Western sanctions against Russia is guaranteed if his stories are perceived in the EU as a reason for introducing new restrictive measures.

ThirdlyNot surprisingly, the European deputies demand that the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline be abandoned. It is clear that the resolution is addressed primarily to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The fact that the EU itself, because of this, will buy energy at a higher price and become less competitive in relation to the United States, does not bother the people's representatives.

Finally, the most resonant, bordering on outright rudeness, sentence:

The EU should constantly demand from Russia to repeal all laws that are incompatible with international standards, including the recently illegally adopted amendments to the Russian Constitution.

It is clear that the West did not like the way President Putin pushed through the amendments to the Basic Law, giving him the right to "zero" and be re-elected for two more new terms. But with all the ambiguous attitude towards this amendment to the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the very procedure for their adoption, this is our internal affair. MEPs have already openly crossed all the limits of what is permissible in international relations. If their resolution is adopted by the European Commission as an instruction for use, this will mean the beginning of a "cold war-2" not only with the United States, but also with a united Europe.

It remains to hope for the common sense of the Western politicians, who will study the "Navalny case" in the most thorough way and understand that the last one who should have poisoned the oppositionist with "Novichok" and then extradited him to Germany is the Kremlin. Is it worth asking the question “cui prodest”?
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 September 2020 14: 28
    If I am not respected, why should I respect? Why do we need this EU parliament? To be rude for our money? And journalists can also express Russia's point of view. Only they are not allowed to work normally. If these laws are adopted, Russia has nothing to do in this parliament!
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 September 2020 20: 26
    Where is the proof of poisoning? Eurobalabolki
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 23 September 2020 06: 15
      The reanimation of the Cold War was inevitable, but today Russia is in fact and not in words advocating an open world. The West is forced to initiate XB2, since it is the West that needs to limit the interaction of the Russian Federation with other countries as much as possible, but at the same time remain "white and fluffy" in the propaganda field.
      The belt of instability in Europe is now actively being recreated from the former republics of the USSR (I wish the residents of Belarus sound mind and strength). In a word - the strategy of anaconda stage 3. As long as Russia exists, we will be crap, while we retreat we will be squeezed into a corner even more. It was only in the movies that Rocky Balboa wore his opponent down with an impenetrable head, in life everything is completely different.
  3. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 20 September 2020 07: 08
    For Russia, the resolutions of the European Parliament are not binding, but it would be extremely frivolous to recklessly brush them off, as some domestic political scientists advise.

    What of what they want, we need to do so that there is "common sense" among those who make openly boorish proposals?
    Why is it extremely frivolous to recklessly dismiss the violent ideas of the incapacitated? How does this differ from yours - you can only hope?
    Russia, proclaim to the West as a protest - a state boycott for gross interference in sovereign affairs, at least for a couple of days! Or send into eternal anathema the "people's" chosen ones ...
  4. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 20 September 2020 08: 05
    If we could live in peace, they would sell us their goodies and cars ... But no, we still need to impose their values. Well, understand her sheep, we are different !!! We are glad to have a profitable partnership, but not your charter.
    1. Siberian southerner (Sergey A) 20 September 2020 08: 07
      Not her sheep, but E E C O V C Y nothing should be altered.
  5. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 20 September 2020 09: 28
    Nobody needs the Cold War. The conclusions of the European Parliament are based on emotions. But here, I think, economists will intervene.
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 20 September 2020 17: 34
    The European Union is one step away from the "Cold War-2" with Russia

    - Yes, Russia needs this "Cold War" ... -It has practically already begun ...
    -What can such a terrible thing happen to Russia during this "Cold War"? ??? -Yes, nothing at all ... -Just our oligarchs will be a little shrunk in the West, and some of them will be forced to fork out for the growth of Russian industry ... is that really bad ??? - Oil and gas will not lose their relevance, and everything that is already working in terms of Russian supplies to Western Europe ... - and will continue to work ... - nothing will change ... - In addition ... - there will be more officialdom and scrupulousness in relations with the West (and the Middle East too) ... - And then our minister S. Lavrov has already turned into a "shirt-guy" who is ready only to concede in everything and offer peace (or truce). .. -Yes, and Russia needs to re-equip its army; and not upgrade the military junk, which is already time to dispose of ... - Yes, and the Vostochny cosmodrome is already time to complete the construction of the Russian Arctic with military icebreakers and a coastal missile system ...; and their domestic UAVs ... -a whole line of Russian development and launch into a production series ... -Yes, a lot of things need to be done ...
    -Cold War does not slow down; on the contrary ... - it always only stimulates the development of Russia ...
    - So it is the West (EU) that will bite their elbows later ... how did he allow this ...