In the Czech Republic called on to assess the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha in fotobanka Russia and the EU. Archival photoIn the Czech Republic called on to assess the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha the image Bank

The European Union will not lift sanctions against Russia, as it does not eliminate the reasons for the imposition of sanctions, but EU countries need to evaluate their effectiveness, the Chairman of the chamber of deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Radek Vondracek.

«The Czech government still sanctions arose for certain reasons, and these reasons are, unfortunately, not resolved. Therefore, sanctions continue to apply. We do not want to immediately lift the sanctions, but we consider it completely normal to discuss at EU level the scope and scale of these sanctions. All countries need to assess the effectiveness of these sanctions did something these sanctions? Are they an effective mechanism? Within the walls of EU, you can expand the debate on this issue. I for that we openly talked about it,» said Vondracek, speaking to students of the University.

He suggested that this debate will start in the EU, when it will someone from the big member countries of the European Union.

«I think it will happen soon», — said the speaker of the lower house of the Czech Parliament.

According to him, many politicians in the EU see the need for such discussion, in particular, the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz.

Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea. The West is accusing Russia of meddling, have imposed sanctions, Moscow responded, took a course on import substitution and has repeatedly said that talking with her in language of sanctions counterproductive. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine and the subject of the Minsk agreements on the settlement. Lately in the EU clearly there are opinions on necessity of cancellation of sanctions against Russia.

In the Czech Republic called on to assess the effectiveness of sanctions against Russia© Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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