The head of the international Department of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev called " another non-binding document adopted on Wednesday by the European Parliament's resolution in support of the development of the EU's new strategy of relations with Russia.
"The European Parliament has adopted a non-binding instrument - optional, And in its legal effect, And in terms of its benefit to the settlement of the relevant European issues," Kosachev wrote Wednesday on his page century
in his vision, the EU's desire to strengthen the opposition to "aggressive Russia" recalls the full political sense of the "reincarnation" of the Warsaw Pact. Kosachev said that the decision condemns the Russian list of banned European politicians, with no mention of " by itself that He was a reciprocal ".
Also the EU, "despite the lofty words about sovereignty And non-interference in the internal Affairs of other countries" want to actively support the "right" of the media And the party in the Russian Federation strictly to ensure that Russia did the same in the EU.
He clarified that the Russian Federation is the founder of the applicant or the deterioration of relations does not act, " she in February of last year has lost hope (or illusion) that the European Union States may reliable And predictable partner in building common spaces. And imposed punishment only strengthened this opinion.
review Kosachev, recovery of the partnership can only be " on the mirror to decisions made in conditions ": the EU must insist on the fulfillment by the Ukrainian authorities of the Minsk agreements And to use its influence on Kiev to cessation of military operations against the Eastern part of the country.
In addition, the European Union is obliged to recognize And respect the territorial integrity of Russia, including Crimea. He is not obliged to intervene in the internal Affairs of other countries, violating their sovereignty." And any attempt to use economic mechanisms, which are always represented as a universal And politically neutral, but is now used in its own interests, will only actively motivate the development of alternative institutions - credit institutions, settlement systems, credit rating agencies, Etc.," wrote Kosachev.