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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Kiev scolded Cyprus for a demand to cancel anti-Russian sanctions


The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemned adopted by the Parliament of Cyprus a resolution, the deputies proposed to lift sanctions against Russia. In Kiev said that the Cypriot politicians disregard the norms of international law.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

The foreign Ministry in a statement stressed that the requirement to lift sanctions against Russia is nothing as “an indirect support of the actions of the aggressor.” The Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed confidence that the restrictions against Russia will be continued.

On the eve of Cyprus Parliament adopted a resolution on the lifting of EU sanctions against Moscow. The initiators of the vote, called on Brussels to improve relations with Russia and restore her political and trade relations.

The document stresses that anti-Russian sanctions have been ineffective and do not contribute to the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass. However, the results of the vote are for guidance only.

Note that 1 July, the European Union extended sanctions against Russia by six months, accusing Moscow in the lack of fulfillment of the Minsk agreements.

A month ago the French Senate voted for the mitigation of anti-Russian sanctions, and a number of regional councils of Italy made a request to cancel them completely.

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