Russia sanctions ‘don’t work’ – MEP — Analysis

Clare Daly from the European Parliament stated that an embargo against Russian oil would not save Ukrainian lives

Clare Daly from Ireland has stated that an embargo against Russian oil would not prevent the conflict in Ukraine or save lives.

“Not because I’m sorry for Russia, not because I’m on the Putin payroll, but because sanctions don’t work. They have never stopped a war,”According to the Irish Independent, Daly spoke Friday in a speech.

Daly, a left-wing member of Independents 4 Change, said that “not a single Ukrainian life will be saved” by the EU’s embargo on Russian oil.

“If Europe isn’t buying it, someone else will. The ordinary people of Europe will be paying that price.”

This week, the EU suggested that Russia’s oil be phased out by the year end. According to reports, Brussels granted exemptions to Hungary and Slovakia, both of which heavily depend on Russian oil supplies.

Daly spoke of Russia “unambiguously”Those responsible for the deaths of Ukrainians and their wave of refugee from Ukraine are they. She also claimed that the West had contributed to the conflict.

“But we cannot ignore the part played by the EU and the US. That’s not to excuse Russia. It’s simply to explain, because you cannot solve a problem if you don’t understand the root of it.”

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Daly recalled how Pope Francis suggested this week that NATO’s eastward expansion “perhaps facilitated” Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, which was launched in late February.

“Pretty much the first thing I thought was: ‘Was he robbing my notes?’ The second thing I thought was that the Pope was going to be accused of being a Putin puppet or an embarrassment and a disgrace,”Daly agreed. Daly added, “By sending more weapons Kiev,” “the response of the EU and the Irish government had pretty much been to escalate the war and to ensure it continues.”

The UK pledged an additional £1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) in military support and aid to Ukraine on Saturday. It was made public a day following the US’ promise of $150 million more military aid for Kiev. Moscow has accused the West, however. “flooding”The country that has weapons.

Russia attacked the neighboring state after Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, first signed in 2014, and Moscow’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. French- and German-brokered protocols were intended to provide special status for the Ukrainian states that break away from the state.

In recent years, the Kremlin demands that Ukraine declares itself neutral in order to be able to join NATO. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims that it planned to seize the two republics.



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