“The decision of the permanent representatives of the EU member states regarding new sanctions against Russia has nothing to do with the protection of human rights. This is another unfriendly step by the EU, pushing Russian-European relations to an abyss of mistrust and misunderstanding. At the same time, it is obvious that no sanctions will affect the strategic course of our country, both in domestic and foreign policy. ” This opinion was expressed by a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
He stressed: “Russophobic sentiments among EU officials are an obstacle to the development of dialogue and confidence building between Russia and a number of European countries. Brussels, following the example of Washington, exerts pressure on the EU countries, “brainwashing” the European public and imposing ideas about alleged violations of human rights by Russia. By their actions, the EU leadership not only distorts reality, but also grossly interferes in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, putting pressure on the judicial system of the Russian Federation. ”
“The use of the figure of the“ Berlin patient ”as a puppet in the political game of the Russophobic part of the West against Russia is obvious to everyone. The court’s decision is connected with criminal offenses and was made in accordance with the norms of our legislation, but this is of little interest to anyone in the West. In the absence of new fabricated reasons to attack us, European opponents are trying to present our state in a negative light by substituting facts and fooling ordinary people. At the same time, in relation to Russia, as usual, a system of double standards is used, with the help of which gross violations of human rights in the United States or Europe are regarded as the protection of democracy, and the punishment for a criminal offense in Russia is a political struggle against dissent, “the parliamentarian added.