Europeans and Americans announced a series of sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, After the recognition of independence of the two pro-Russian Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Lukansk. “Every time they announce sanctions against Russia, it makes no sense and we do not care about these sanctions, in fact. “Pyotr Tolstoy, vice-president of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, reacts.
It was close to power, on Thomas Kadisuk’s microphone, to decode the Russian position on the Ukrainian conflict at the La Premier antenna. The great-grandson of writer Leo Tolstoy, a former star journalist of Russian television, he now pursues a political career, and therefore supports Vladimir Putin.
Accepted sanctions are economic and financial sanctions, but personal sanctions, such as the freezing of assets or the visa ban for representatives of the Russian Duma. However, according to Pyotr Tolstoy, this does not bother Russian politicians.
“We anticipate these obstacles, he said, That was when Crimea returned to Russia. This is a disproportionate reaction. The visa ban means we can not continue the dialogue with our European parliamentary colleagues. But above all it gives the impression that the authorities in Brussels are doing something. This is very important because in reality they do nothing. “
It gives the impression that the authorities in Brussels are doing something. This is very important because in reality they do nothing.
Of course, sanctions could affect the Russian economy.But it is a big mistake of the West to think that the Russians live only for the economy. For us, it is very important to save the lives of our comrades who are Russians in Ukraine, to save the families who lived for 8 years in the fire of the neo-Nazi regime. IHe settled in Kiev with the help of Europe. “
Actually a democratically elected regime, but Russia competed in 2014 after the pro-European revolution. Pyotr Tolstoy refuses to recognize anything.
“I would like to say that today we see a double standard in hypocrisy in the West and everything related to Russia. Today, the West does not see the human rights abuses of the Russians living in the independent republics, or the fire that regular Ukrainian troops open every night against the mountains where peaceful, unarmed people live. You believe that only the EU can guarantee democracy and human rights. No! Russia guarantees the natural rights of Russians living in Ukraine. “
You believe that only the EU can guarantee democracy and human rights. No! Russia guarantees the natural rights of Russians living in Ukraine.
So will Russia enter Ukraine with its troops? “If Ukraine gives a reason to act militarily in this tense situation, and the Deputy Speaker of the Duma responds, it is clear that Russia will act militarily to protect the people living in these independent republics.
“In Europe, we have won the Cold War and we have the illusion that we can bring NATO troops and missile bases to our borders. He continues. Do you think we will wait and see for decades? No. We waited 20 years and it was already a long time.“
The illusion that we have won the Cold War in Europe.
“Not only that, [du côté occidental], We do not want to discuss security issues in Europe, but we are trying to withdraw Ukraine from Russia and return it to countries like Poland and the Czech Republic. Obviously, it is unacceptable to us, to us.“
Can Russian troops move across the territory of Ukraine, beyond the independent republics? “No one in Europe is as interested in waging a real war as we can imagine with pictures of World War II. The Russian deputy responds. I hope that the presence of Russian troops in the republics will at least stop the activities of Ukrainian nationalists. If that stops, I think we will not exert any military pressure. But if it is not stopped openly, we are going to do something to stop the massacre that has been going on for 8 years and Europe does not want to recognize or see.. “
If not explicitly, let’s do something to stop the genocide that has been going on for 8 years, which Europe does not want to see.
Pyotr Tolstoy also points out that this may be the answer to the sanctions imposed by the Europeans. Europeans should expect sanctions from Russia. “Of course, Russia will take action, ‘counter-sanctions’, as we did after Crimea. Europe loses 500 500 billion a year due to sanctions against Russia. America loses 25. With the new European and American sanctions, we will still be moving away, so this number will grow, it sure is.
Of course Russia will take ‘counter-sanctions’
At the energy level, the Duma’s vice president wants to promise. “Throughout the history of cooperation in this field, Russia has always fulfilled its agreements. Do not worry Russia will keep all its deals. There is no threat from this page. It is true that having agreements with the Russians for Europe is a great advantage, not a threat.”
No threat [au niveau énergétique]
Piotr Tolstoy believes in the sequence of events “It all depends on the Ukrainians. Let’s see what they will do first. “SecondlyHe continues, After these tensions, I hope we can negotiate. Of course we need a new Yalta or a new Potsdam. The real negotiations for the establishment of a security system in Europe are not NATO bases on our borders. “
Of course we need a new Yalta.