Alexey Pushkov proposed to introduce sanctions against Ukraine for the seizure of Russian journalists
“So that they know that they will have to pay a certain price for the seizure of Russian journalists,” he said on the program “Free Time”. “But this has become the norm: every 3-4 of the day, Russian journalists are arrested or expelled from Ukraine.”
“If we are silent and turn to international organizations, they will consider that there will be no consequences,” Pushkov is sure.
In addition, Pushkov noted that the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will improve relations with the Russian Federation on key issues only to the minimum extent necessary.
According to the head of the State Duma Committee, Poroshenko is a politician of the “pragmatic warehouse” who “calculates and calculates everything”. He "consciously relied on the support of the United States and anti-Russian countries in Europe, for example, Poland." With Russia, Poroshenko “will try to fix the bare minimum, without which it is simply impossible for him - it is necessary to somehow agree on gas, for some other positions.” “For the rest, I don’t think it would be good to treat Russia,” noted Pushkov.
In addition, Pushkov spoke about the entry of Ukraine into the EU.
“It’s one thing for the European Union to get the (Ukrainian) market, and it’s quite another to take the country into the EU, pay its subsidies, actually start lifting from the economic pit,” he said.
According to the head of the Duma committee, “in the coming years, decades, no EU is shining for Ukraine, this is a great deception that the leaders of the“ Maidan ”lured people to protest actions”.
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