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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Savchenko advocated the gradual abolition of anti-Russian sanctions

Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko supported the idea of a gradual lifting of anti-Russian sanctions, however, favoured the retention of personal sanctions against a number of entities.

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“I believe that sanctions should be more personal in order to those people who do have got what you deserve,” she said in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

The delegate of the Ukrainian delegation to the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe noted that it was unpleasant for her from realizing the fact that sanctions harm ordinary people in Russia, Ukraine and Europe. In her opinion, the West should negotiate with the Kremlin “in the language of Economics and politics” without the “in the third world war.”

Savchenko added that elections in the Ukrainian leader, as today enjoys the absolute support of the population. However, according to her, reluctant to get them, she now does not feel.

On the eve of the representatives of the member countries of the EU agreed to extend anti-Russian sanctions. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said that within six months the restrictions can be weakened. According to some, for the easing of sanctions are Bulgaria, Italy and Greece.

A few days earlier the head of presidential administration of Russia Sergei Ivanov expressed hope that the EU will continue sanctions against Russia. According to him, they have a beneficial effect on some sectors of the Russian economy, including agriculture and chemical industry.

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