Kosachev: the EU became hostage own errors, prolonging sanctions

Kosachev: the EU became hostage own errors, prolonging sanctions


The lifting of the sanctions today are not expected, as they were originally due to incorrect conditions: the implementation by Russia of the agreements between the parties of the Ukrainian conflict, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

MOSCOW, 18 Dec. The EU became hostage own errors, extending sanctions against Russia, despite the economic pragmatism, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev on Friday.

Earlier, a source said that the Council of permanent representatives of EU countries at the Union approved the extension of sanctions. The final decision, according to him, will be taken by written procedure to 14.00 Moscow time on Monday of next week.

According to Kosachev, the lifting of the sanctions today are not expected, as they were originally due to incorrect conditions: the implementation by Russia of the agreements between the parties Ukrainian conflict.

“Therefore, the future of this collective mistakes of the European Union, its members have made hostages of group solidarity and “party discipline” will remain vague for quite a long time – perhaps six months later. And is it not the fate of the Minsk agreements – implementation is not related to the sanctions, but entirely from the processes in the EU”, — Kosachev wrote on the page in Facebook.

The Senator also compared the EU with the “socialist camp” period demonstrative unanimity, when the demonstration of the “unity of ranks” has become an end in itself and even more “common sense and economic pragmatism”.

Thus, according to Kosachev, the last months showed that opinions within the EU were divided not only within societies but also within the elites and the authorities. He did not rule out that one day, finally, “will accumulate a critical mass of those who want to get out of costly sanctions and a hopeless impasse”.