Slutsky: extending sanctions against Russia, the European Union pushes himself to a standstill

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in fotoreceptor Committee of the State Duma on international Affairs Leonid SlutskySlutsky: extending sanctions against Russia, the European Union pushes himself to a standstill© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Extending the anti-Russian sanctions, EU goes on about the West and thereby pushes himself to a standstill, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

The leaders of the countries-members of EU at the summit on Thursday decided to extend economic sanctions against Russia. However, the final decision embodying that took the heads of States should be decided later.

«The European Union is, once again, extending the anti-Russian sanctions, goes to the far West and thus pushes himself to a standstill. Over the last three years of sanctions confrontation losses in Europe became almost more losses of Russia», — said Slutsky reporters.

He referred to the statements of the President of the Russian Federation during the «straight line» 15 Jun, who called the sanctions a «double-edged weapon».

«The UN believes that we have lost somewhere 50-52 billion dollars, and those countries that imposed sanctions, lost $ 100 billion, said Vladimir Putin. Now the new extension of EU sanctions. Formulation (Chairman of the Council of Europe Donald) Tusk — «the weak implementation of the Minsk agreements» — is absurd and only causes bewilderment,» said the Deputy.

«Russia is tired to repeat that is not party to the Minsk agreements or domestic conflict. However, the EU continues to ignore the true state of things and prefers not to respond to blatant sabotage by Kiev fulfill the Minsk-2. The notorious double standards and again to the detriment of themselves,» he concluded.

Relations between Russia and the EU deteriorated due to the situation in the Donbass, where Kiev in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. Western countries have imposed a series of sanctions against Russia, Moscow has retaliated.

Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict. Moscow has also repeatedly stressed that to talk to her in the language of sanctions is counterproductive.