The policy of EU sanctions against Russia tied to the Minsk agreements, not working, so you need to create a mechanism of sanctions associated with violations of international law and human rights.
About this for Politico written by Natalie Tocci – special Advisor of the EU high representative for the common foreign and security policy Federko Modern, reports “European true”.
According to the representative of the foreign service of the EU, Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait – this is a new phase in the conflict between the two countries.
“Most importantly, the collision stresses failure mode of European sanctions against Moscow as an effective deterrent to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The EU urgently needs to radically rethink the way of dealing with Russia. The current policy of sanctions is no longer able to contain the conflict”, – stated in the material.
“Instead of having to bind a solution to the “Minsk” or other forms of negotiations, the EU should define a clearer set of criteria, one of which is based on violations of international law and human rights” – offers Toss.
This approach supports the Netherlands, “he will add a definition of the EU’s approach to Russia and increase its influence,” says adviser to the head of EU diplomacy.
“It will send a signal to Moscow about how it should behave – and make clear that the EU is ready to intensify its response if necessary,” added TOCC.
Earlier, the foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok said that Amsterdam offers to create a common European mechanism of sanctions against violations of human rights, which will allow you to deal more effectively with offenders.