The former Prime Minister of France: it is urgent to lift sanctions of the West against Russia


PARIS, 7 February. /Corr. Mikhail Timofeev/. The imposition of economic sanctions against Russia was a mistake and should cancel. This opinion was expressed on Sunday, françois Fillon, former Prime Minister of France, speaking on air of TV channel France 5.

“Should as soon as possible to cancel economic sanctions against Russia. It was a stupid move. Sanctions have not had the slightest influence on Russia in the sphere of international politics, but deteriorated relationship with her. These sanctions, at the same time, ruin both French and overall European farmers, because they are a single economic system,” said Fillon.

According to him, the lifting of sanctions is one of the measures to be taken to improve the very unfavorable situation in agriculture of France. “We need to ensure that all countries of the European Union demanded the lifting of those sanctions. French President Francois Hollande is high time to Bang his fist on the table and to achieve such measures”, stressed Fillon.