European Parliament opposes sanctions against Russian Security Services

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European Parliament session in Strasbourg

In an opened letter published today by the Independent, a number of MPs from the European People’s Party call for lifting visa ban against Head of the Russian Federal Security Service and Director of Foreign Intelligence Service as it “clearly damages high level cooperation and dialogue”.


“In October 2014, a few months after European Union sanctions had been decreed against Russia in reaction to the situation in Ukraine, we already thought that missing the Russian partner was a mistake both in a political context in Syria and on an economical level for our agriculture, and we would pay for it dearly,” the letter says, according to the Independent.

The author of the letter is the former Minister of Justice of France Rachida Dati, who was also supported by MPs from France, I...


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