26 Feb. () –
The Russian delegation to the European Union has denounced this Sunday that the tenth package of Brussels sanctions is illegal — as it considers all the previous ones — and, on this particular occasion, and given the broad commercial nature of some of the restrictions, They pose a threat to the international transit of goods and services.
“These sanctions, like all the others, have been adopted without the approval of the Security Council and are therefore illegal,” the Russian representation lamented in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “His respect for the United Nations Charter is only lip service,” she added.
Russia, on this occasion, criticizes that the sanctions affect for the first time the transit of certain goods through the territory of the Russian Federation in what it has described as an attempt to “put pressure on third countries that feed on them.”
The latest package of EU sanctions, it should be remembered, has banned the export to Russia of components, antennas, cranes and special vehicles, as well as parts for trucks and engines. The export of electronic components for civilian or military dual use in weapon systems, drones, missiles and helicopters is also limited, and a restriction is imposed on the import of Russian industrial products such as asphalt or synthetic rubber.
This decision, adds Russia, “is not as detrimental to Russia as it is to international trade in general because it creates artificial obstacles in the most conducive trade routes for the shipment of products that have taken years to be developed.”
Russia, as it has warned on other occasions, “of course it is not going to leave this tenth ‘package’ unanswered”, but it has assured that whatever it is, it will not “worse the economic situation of Europeans” contrary to what it does Brussels with the welfare of the Russian population, concludes the mission.