European Parliament’s resolution threatens the future of Europe. An attempt to equalize the USSR and the Third Reich, assigning them equal responsibility for the war, is criminal. Not because it is directed against Russia. This attempt is criminal because it’s directed against Europe itself, its states and people.
The EU sanctions have not yet produced the desired results. The Russian Foreign Ministry repeatedly stated that it was counterproductive to speak the language of sanctions with Russia.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that Western sanctions against Russia are unproductive and unjust.
Claims that the sanctions are ineffective are not backed by evidence. In reality most research support the view that sanctions, imposed on Russia by the US and EU following the annexation of Crimea and Russian meddling in the US election, have worked as planned, noting the drag they have imposed on Russia’s general economic
development since 2014: "This adverse effect most likely operates by depressing both foreign trade
and foreign capital flows into Russia. Russia’s own counter-sanctions have also had a clear negative
effect on the welfare of the average Russian household."
The false narrative about sanctions is often backed by false statistics. For example, the alleged economic growth of two percent does not withstand scrutiny. In 2018, the inflation rate went up and the rouble depreciated 20% against the dollar.
The sanctions are not an "anti-Russian policy" but were introduced after Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and the downing of the Malaysian passenger plane MH17. The latest decision on a six-month extension of EU sanctions against Russian was taken on the 12th of September 2019, lasting until March 2020.