Senator from Crimea Olga Kovitidi reacted to the expansion of the European Union (EU) sanctions list due to the entry of the peninsula into Russia. It is reported by RIA News…
In her opinion, it was taken exclusively as a custom-made political action on duty, which will not lead to an improvement in life and will not contribute to the development of good-neighborly relations between the EU and Russia. The parliamentarian stressed that this is unacceptable in conditions when the world agenda requires the efforts of countries to fight the coronavirus and solve the problem of climatic anomalies.
Kovitidi also noted that the West’s attempt to accustom the world to certain political procedures, including securing geopolitical dominance, failed.
Earlier it was reported that the European Union (EU) expanded the list due to the entry of Crimea into Russia and included eight more Russian citizens in it. Law enforcement officials – judges, prosecutors and security officers responsible for compliance with Russian law – were added to the blacklist. “Advice [ЕС] – said in a statement on the official website of the department.
Crimea became part of Russia in March 2014 after a referendum, and the vast majority of those who voted in the region supported such a decision. Ukraine, the EU and the United States declined the vote, calling the reunification of the peninsula with mainland Russia annexation. The Russian authorities reject these allegations and insist that the accession procedure was in accordance with international law.