The French Senate will continue to work to remove the punishment from Russia, not only in his country but also at the level of the European Parliament, said the Senator from Normandy Jean Bizet during the meeting in the Federation Council.
"You are very subtly remarked that the French Senate is moving towards withdrawal penalties, I give you the letter about the fact that he will continue to actively do this work, not only in France but also at the level of the parliaments of all European countries ", – quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
France this year became the first Western country in which both houses of Parliament – National Assembly in April and the Senate in June – called for the curtailment of economic penalties Against Russia. As stressed by the lawmakers in these discussions, the West was in fact a prisoner of the embargo. Against Russia there are 3 packs of punishments of the European Union. The first was introduced penalties Against individual citizens of Russia and Ukraine, which the EU considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, they extended March 10 to fifteen September 2016. Sectoral restrictive measures Against Russia – the so-called economic punishments – are valid until 31 July 2016, and punishment Against the Crimea – until 23 June 2016. The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Lavrov said that the EU is beginning to understand the futility of attempts Russophobes " call the tune ", but Brussels is still under strong pressure of the US capital. The head of the Ministry of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev said that the designated business and officials in the EU feel the fatigue from the sanctions regime, and want to find a way out of the situation.