Anti-Russian punishment are not just an attack on national sovereignty of the Russian Federation, but also erode the exclusive prerogatives of the UN security Council resolution, said in the process of international legal forum in St. Petersburg, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"our assessment is that such measures taken by the group of countries without addressing the UN security Council resolution, is not only unlawful and constitute an encroachment on national sovereignty of the Russian Federation. They undermine the exclusive prerogatives of the UN security Council resolution, " said he.
According to Chizhov, the EU " punishment turned into a routine political tool, which in Brussels is resorted to more often, regardless of What it is ".
for example, the diplomat mentioned and also " attempts at economic strangulation of the Crimea, citizens being punished for the realization of their rights by peaceful means ".
According to Chizhov, doubt the legitimacy of joining the sanctions part of countries outside the EU, because after all, this right does not apply to them.
The fact of the accession of Ukraine to the sanctions Chizhov called "egregious" because of these restrictive measures apply for the Inhabitants of Ukraine. In this case, he said, victims formally sanction individuals and legal entities have the opportunity to submit claims in the courts, in practice, however, because it is inefficient.
"Political considerations In considering the claims prevail ", - he stressed, Recalling that penalties cause significant economic harm and for the part of European countries. According to Chizhov, the majority of businesses in Europe agree that punishment cause appreciable harm to the economy of the EU. So, European exports to Russia last year decreased by 18%, and for a number of months of the current year by 34%.
Chizhov added that because of the political component of the punishment They " have the opportunity be extended indefinitely long, and without justification ".
"the punishment of the EU is the issue that is created by our partners, and they will need to solve. The sooner They have the necessary capacity political will, the better it will be for the future of Europe ", - said Chizhov.