Naryshkin: sanctions against Russia a humiliating and illogical for Europe

Naryshkin: sanctions against Russia a humiliating and illogical for Europe


MOSCOW, 21 Dec. Sanctions against Russia a humiliating and illogical for the EU, wrote in the author’s article, the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin in the newspaper “Izvestia”, which will be released on Monday.

Earlier, a source said that the Council of permanent representatives of EU countries at the Union approved the extension of sanctions against Russia for another six months. The final decision, according to him, will be adopted by written procedure before 14.00 GMT on Monday.

“The approaches of Brussels (and in charge of this entire project of Washington) to modern Russia are among the strategic miscalculations. Talking to us in the language of illegal sanctions is illogical and obviously embarrassing for European diplomacy,” the article says.

Naryshkin also noted in his article that all are imposed and extended sanctions on behalf of the people, whose consent is not asked, “although the burden of economic consequences — again to bear them.”

“The way to carry out such decisions without discussion clearly characterizes the level of democracy in the EU”, — said Naryshkin.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the USA from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against her: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.