Europeans are tired of the “war of sanctions” – Medvedchuk

The degree of political confrontation between the EU and the Russian Federation is reduced, the head of the Ukrainian choice.

The more often and louder from Kiev there are calls for European officials to expand, to strengthen, to toughen sanctions against Russia, the harder the position of the EU: the Europeans are tired of the “war of sanctions” and a lot more willing to sacrifice the geopolitics of the interests of the national economies. This opinion was expressed by the leader of the Ukrainian choice Viktor Medvedchuk.

He commented on the statement by German foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who reported a substantial increase in the EU, supporters of anti-Russian sanctions and difficulties in finding a common position on this issue.

“Today, already in anybody does not cause doubts: the Europeans are interested in the resumption of economic cooperation with Moscow. The proof will give a few statements. So, the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich is convinced that their goal should be a speedy end to economic sanctions against Russia”.

Further Medvedchuk cityfruit of ex-Deputy of the European Parliament, the Italian journalist Giulietto Chiesa, who said that “more than 90% of Italians in favour of lifting the sanctions against Russia”.

“The last few years has proved that the sanctions have not yielded any of the desired results. And, unfortunately, they struck a significant blow to the agricultural sector. I hope, therefore, that after the expiration of their term at the end of June, we will be able to reach an agreement about partnership with Russia,”- quoted Medvedchuk member of the economic Council of Lower Austria Petra Bohuslav.

“The fact that anti-Russian sanctions expensive for her country also recognized the Minister of foreign Affairs of Estonia Marina Kaljurand. Watching for corruption and political scandals in Ukraine, Europeans are increasingly asking: why should they bear huge economic losses if the Ukrainian government, which the whole world provides assistance (primarily financial), does not carry out reforms, not fight corruption, not trying to find a constructive position to resolve the conflict in the Donbas?” – wrote the head of the Ukrainian choice.

He argues that pragmatic Europeans want to understand where their money goes, to what extent projects are funded and why in Ukraine there is still no results of the reforms.

“The West is tired of the Ukrainian issues and doesn’t trust the Ukrainian politicians. Moreover, the Europeans recognize that cooperation with Russia is strategically important for them. Anticyclonic and since the mood only intensified as the lack of a common platform unprofitable all and seriously hinders communication of the countries ― world leaders, we can say that the degree of political confrontation between the EU and Russia is decreasing”, — concluded the Medvedchuk.