Brock believes that the sanctions against Russia effective, but the success of Ukraine for the Kremlin – a real disaster

Брок считает, что санкции против РФ эффективны, но успех Украины для Кремля - настоящая катастрофа

The head of the foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Elmar Brok

Sanctions against Russia are working, but a disaster for the Kremlin will be a democratic and economic success of Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament Elmar Brok in an interview to “Interfax”.

In response to the question, how effective are sanctions against Russia, Brock said, “I think the sanctions are working, but they need time. At the same time, there is a belief in their efficacy. Recently we have decided to extend the sanctions, to show: aggression is expensive.”

He also stressed that the important work in Ukraine – building democracy and the rule of law.

“For this purpose the EU has given a lot of money in the form of grants and loans: the amounts of billions. It is very important to reform the judicial system, to modernize in many areas. I think the worst thing that could happen to Russia is if Ukraine becomes a democratic and economically successful state, which is the rule of law. It will be a disaster for the Kremlin, and therefore it is very important to carry out all the reforms. In this regard, Ukraine has made significant progress,” – said the MEP.

According to him, the goal of the Russian aggression is to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. The EU should therefore continue the reform process in order to prevent this destabilization.

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Earlier, Elmar Brok, said that Ukraine has achieved good results in the fight against corruption, but this is not enough. He noted that there are positive trends, however, before people will notice it, will be one to two years.