BRUSSELS, Nov 24 (KUNA) -- Russiaآ’s mission to the European Union has condemned as "absurd" the European Parliamentآ’s (EP) resolution on recognizing Russia "a state sponsor of terrorism."
"Despite the fact that the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the European Union have seriously affected the socio-economic situation of EU Member States and caused a food and energy crisis in the EU, the European Parliament is not just looking for ever new reasons to increase political and economic pressure on Russia, but has also initiated efforts to formulate another pretext for taking sanctions policy against our country to a brand new level," said the Russian mission in Brussels a press release late Wednesday.
"Well, only MEPs who supported such a proposal may find it anything but an obvious absurdity. It has nothing to do, explicitly or implicitly, with our country or with the Ukrainian crisis," it said.
"The task set by the MEPs is simple to escalate confrontation with Russia sparing no means. And to do so at the expense of the well-being of ordinary Europeans, who everyday endure the negative consequences of anti-Russian restrictions," it noted.
The European Parliament Wednesday adopted a resolution declaring Russia to be "a state sponsor of terrorism" due to its war against Ukraine.
The resolution was adopted by 494 against 58 and 44 abstentions. (end)