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Friday, October 21, 2016

Ukraine was worried as Brexit will affect the anti-Russian EU sanctions

Brexit can significantly affect the sanctions policy of the EU towards Russia. These concerns already expressed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. In Russia, a possible British exit from the EU led to Kiev as an example of the insolvency of imposing common principles. The situation was commented on in the Kremlin.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The Chairman of the international Affairs Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev compared Brexit with the Ukrainian crisis.

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According to him, the reason for the “British riots” was the problem of the “gap between the ambitions of political leaders and the expectations of ordinary people” in the EU. “And it is associated with the enormous bureaucracy of the European Union, depriving him of mobility in responding to new challenges”, – the Russian politician wrote in Facebook.

Kosachev has compared the situation in the EU with the Ukrainian crisis, which, in his opinion, “largely provoked by the ill-considered and hasty actions of the EU to impose unilaterally beneficial to the EU conditions”. In his opinion, the crisis at the Russian neighbor is also associated with the unilateral approach of Brussels on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, as well as “notoriously a dead-end sanctions policy against Russia”.

The theme of anti-Russian sanctions amid Brexit raised Kyiv. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko reminded the UK that. Despite the past, referendum, she remains in the United Europe. He expressed the hope that “the Kingdom… will be to defend common European values…” and sanctions on Russia in the interests of the whole of Europe “will be continued”.

But the head of the Ukrainian delegation to PACE Vladimir Ariev sure that a British exit from the EU would weaken the anti-Russian sanctions. “It was an earthquake, the consequences of which the EU will rake a long time… Sanctions against Russia, very authentic will gradually withdraw from 2017, and visa-free for us, Georgia and Turkey postponed indefinitely,” wrote Aryan in his Facebook.

The Kremlin also reacted to the events and the possible impact of a British exit from the European Union on sanctions policy. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that “being a fairly intense debate in Brussels on the matter.” According to him, many EU countries are interested in development of trade-economic cooperation, and “different countries have different understandings no alternative to good relations between the EU and Russia”.

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The Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron during a speech immediately after the results of the referendum on withdrawal from the EU said : “to Me it was not an easy decision, but I believe a period of stability in the national interest and requires a new leader. There is no need to install a particular term <my retirement> but, in my opinion, we should be the new Prime Minister by the end of October, when the Congress of the conservative party”.

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