Skip to comments.EUís Crimea sanctions modeled on occupied Palestinian territories
Posted on 04/15/2014 10:56:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Commission is close to finalizing proposals for economic and trade sanctions regarding Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula occupied by Russia. A final decision by member states is expected soon, diplomats told EurActiv.
At their meeting held yesterday (14 April), EU ministers said they were looking forward to the Commissions evaluation of the legal consequences of the annexation of Crimea by Russia, and to the related proposals for economic, trade and financial restrictions regarding the peninsula.
According to EU diplomats, Crimea is occupied territory comparable to the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since June 1967.
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I’d be surprised if the EU actually adopts them. Russia is not Israel and will retaliate in kind. It will do more damage to European interests than any possible pain the EU could inflict on Russia.
We’ll see if it can muster up the courage to take on the Russian Bear.