Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs:
“The European Parliament decided to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation by adopting another anti-Russian resolution. It must be admitted that it would be presumptuous to expect something else from the legislature, which the impostor Guaydo just recently recognized as Venezuelan president. rather, on guard of Washington’s political and economic interests, rather than European voters.
However, the decisions of the European Parliament do not have final legal force. Calls to curtail Nord Stream-2 or to abandon the strategic partnership with the Russian Federation remain only calls, although it is extremely Russophobic in nature. This is not surprising, given that the report was prepared by the Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete, known for her absolute bias towards Russia.
And also it is impossible to disregard the fact that the resolution is adopted at the end of the current convocation of the EP. MEPs, aware of the futility of all sanctions measures against our country, are trying to squeeze out the last crumbs of political gain for themselves on anti-Russian populism. Let’s wait for the elections to the European Parliament in May, and then we will make further predictions and conclusions. I am sure that sensible and interested people in the prosperity of a common European continent will come there. “