The head of the European Parliament demanded that EU candidates impose sanctions against Russia.

Flags with symbols of the European Union at the European Commission building in Brussels. Archive photo

European Parliament President Metsola: EU candidates should impose sanctions on Russia

ATHENS, September 9 – RIA Novosti. The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, said in Cyprus that countries wishing to become members of the EU should impose sanctions on Russia, but Moscow has repeatedly said that illegal restrictions on Russia are hurting the West itself and the entire global economy.

After the start of special operations in Ukraine, the West’s increased pressure on Russia for sanctions caused electricity, fuel and food prices to increase in Europe and the USA. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s containment and weakening policy is a long-term strategy of the West and that the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire world economy. According to him, the main purpose of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people.

The President of the European Parliament, “Metsola, said that countries wishing to become EU members should not only support the EU sanctions against Russia (because of Ukraine – ed.), but also comply with them, prevent their violation.” He cites the words of the press and information office of Cyprus.

The President of the European Parliament is on an official visit to the country with the President of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiades, speaking to the media after his meeting at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia on Friday.

Metsola said that the European Parliament stands in solidarity with Cyprus and that as long as Cyprus is divided, Europe will never be whole. He added that we must return to negotiations under the auspices of the UN. A sovereign European state with a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions. A state where all residents are EU citizens,” he said.

Metsola said the time has come to direct his energies to negotiation and that trust needs to be restored. According to him, provocative actions like those in Famagusta, which have been repeatedly condemned by the EU, jeopardize efforts to restart negotiations on the Cyprus issue.

He stated that the European Parliament has repeatedly condemned Turkey’s actions, which continue to violate the UN Security Council resolutions on Famagusta, and supports the return of the city of Varosha to its legitimate inhabitants as soon as possible. We will continue. To support this position,” the message writes.

Turkey and the EU started accession negotiations in 2005, but there is no hope for Turkey’s accession to the EU.

Greek Cypriot President Anastasiades said that he briefed the President of the European Parliament about the current situation in the Cyprus agreement and the ongoing Turkish provocations and unacceptable allegations.

The report also pointed out that for the resumption of negotiations, Turkey must stop its unilateral actions violating international law, such as actions in the closed city of Famagusta and the exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Cyprus.

Source: Ria


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *