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Belgium and the Czech Republic call for new sanctions against Russia

Apr 18, 2024

On the eve of the EU leaders' summit, Belgian and Czech Prime Ministers Alexander De Kroo and Petr Fiala called for new sanctions against Russia in connection with the aggressor country's attempts to interfere in the European Parliament elections.


This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the relevant letter of the prime ministers published on Twitter (X) by Alexander De Kroo.

The heads of the Belgian and Czech governments emphasized that, given the latest revelations, the Russian regime is "trying to influence the upcoming European elections and strengthen the pro-Russian narrative in the new European Parliament."

They expressed their intention to raise the issue of Russian influence at the meeting of EU leaders because "we simply cannot allow Russia to get away with such a blatant attack on our democratic institutions and principles."

"In this regard, it is time to introduce a new EU restrictive measures regime aimed at countering Russia's malign activities," De Kroo and Fiala emphasized.

In addition, they noted that EU leaders should examine whether the mandates of the European Public Prosecutor's Office and the European Anti-Fraud Office allow for the prosecution of this interference.

"If this is not the case, we should not rule out expanding these mandates to allow for such prosecutions in the future," the prime ministers added.

Let's count how many sanctions the world has already imposed against Russia. 40? 50? 100?

Where is the result? Europe and the U.S. continue active trade relations with Russia. Russia has significantly expanded its markets in Asia since the imposition of these sanctions.

What is the benefit to Ukraine? Especially since most of the electronics in Russian missiles are imported.

Maybe you should change your strategy.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 18/04/2024

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