Russia has not imposed sanctions

Summary

If it is in Russia’s interests to make concessions to the West, we need to make them. But should we? It was not us who imposed the sanctions.

Disproof

It was Russia that annexed Crimea and continues to destabilise Ukraine, which were the reasons for the EU and the West to impose sanctions on Russia. The only thing needed from Russia to get the economic sanctions dropped is to implement the Minsk agreements. It has not done that, hence the economic sanctions have stayed. www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/sanctions/ukraine-crisis/,

Since March 2014, the European Union has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia. The measures were adopted in response to Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. The EU has prolonged the sanctions against Russia until 15 March 2019. The restrictive measures imposed by the EU involve: economic sanctions, diplomatic measures, individual restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel restrictions), restrictions on economic relations with Crimea and Sevastopol and restrictions on economic cooperation.

On 6 August 2014, Moscow announced an embargo on imports of a range of agricultural products from the EU, applicable from 7 August. The Russian measures cover meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the EU, United States, Canada, Australia and Norway.  ec.europa.eu/agriculture/newsroom/218_en,

Recently, the US has adopted new sanctions against Russia over the March poisoning in the U.K. of Skripals.

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  • Reported in: Issue 123
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/10/2018
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, The West
  • Keywords: Sanctions
  • Outlet: Pravo Golosa @ TV Centre (TV Tsentr), time 1:49
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Ukrainian army deploys NATO-equipped Polish mercenaries to Donbas

Ukrainian army deployed up to 30 NATO-equipped Polish mercenaries to Donbas. The lieutenant colonel Andrey Marochko, the representative of the so-called People’s Police of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic announced during his latest briefing that Ukraine’s military was supplementing its 53rd mechanized brigade deployed around the village of Triokhizbenka in the eastern Ukrainian Luhansk region with 30 fighters armed with NATO grade weapons who arrived on the scene speaking Polish.

Disproof

No evidence given.

According to Stop Fake, the Ukrainian Armed Forces press office emphasized that there are no foreigners in the war zone in eastern Ukraine, only exclusively Ukrainian military are deployed there.

The West is carrying out towards Russia a policy of “political rabies”

The West is carrying out towards Russia a policy of “political rabies. “Why could there be any sudden reason for thinking that the rabies will go away, that they (the West) will speak out and calm down?”

Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Russophobia and "Western hysteria".

Since March 2014, the EU has progressively imposed restrictive measures against Russia. The measures were adopted in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and the deliberate destabilisation of Ukraine. The restrictive measures imposed by the EU involve: economic sanctions, diplomatic measures, individual restrictive measures (asset freeze and travel restrictions), restrictions on economic relations with Crimea and Sevastopol and restrictions on economic cooperation.

The Kerch shooter was a victim of Western culture that leads to the chaos of destruction

So far, at least, there are no obvious traces of his ties either with Ukraine or with some terrorist organizations. But this does not mean that it is impossible to talk about it.

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This person was under a strong influence, well, first of all, so to speak, well, let’s say, of templates of the Western subculture, Western youth subculture and was a direct victim of it.

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We need to understand that all these “freedom heights”  in fact, they can lead to chaos. In general, freedom in its absolute manifestation is chaos. The chaos of destruction.

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The family of this young man could have contacts with the cult of Jehovah’s Witnesses [banned in Russia]. This is a pro-American sect. All this is a well-known fact. There are a lot of problems relating to it.

[Same commentator for all the four quotes]

 

Disproof

No evidence given that the shooting would have any connection to the Western values, which are a frequent target for pro-Kremlin disinformation. Read more on the tragedy in Kerch on BBC www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45891201,