“The voice of reason and pragmatism is increasingly heard from the European Union. Europe no longer wants to impose sanctions against Russia to the detriment of its own interests. The United States has turned European partners into hostages by their pressure and constant blackmail, which European countries refuse to be. ” That is how Sergei Zheleznyak, a member of the State Duma’s international affairs committee, responded to the statement by the deputy head of the European Union’s representation in the United States.
The parliamentarian noted: “The speech of Mrs. Vicini in Washington should not be viewed as the willingness of Brussels to expand the vector of friendship towards Russia. The European policy is based on a calculation based on concrete figures and the calculation of the losses of the European economy from anti-Russian sanctions.
At the same time, there are more and more countries in the EU where Washington’s dictatorship transmitted through Brussels is unwilling to tolerate. Outrage in the ranks of ordinary citizens and business in Europe from the loss of sanctions is increasing. It is followed by changes on the political map of Europe, where the positions of Euro-skeptics and supporters of the rejection of Euro-Atlantic integration are being strengthened. A clear demonstration of irritation and readiness to abandon the new sanctions against Russia the day before was a vote in the European Union on the next sanctions that Ukraine demanded. We see that the largest EU countries are beginning to restrain the anti-Russian pendulum, destroying the economic ties of the continent’s countries. ”
“The US sees Europe as a territory of its influence and a springboard for threats to our country, but also as an economic competitor. If the EU leadership realizes this obvious fact, they begin to respect the national interests of Europeans and understand that European countries should maintain their independence in decision making, this will help save the European Union from collapse, ”the politician added.