Draft Resolution for the lifting of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation
Draft Resolution of the Parliamentary Group of AKEL-Left-New Forces for the lifting of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation
The House of Representatives:
Following with concern the continuing tension in the relations between the EU and the Russian Federation, caused primarily by the Ukrainian crisis, and the impact this crisis has on the broader cooperation and development of relations between all the countries of the European continent,
Expressing concern about the continuing crisis in Ukraine, the cost of which the people of the country are paying the price for,
Concluding that the sanctions imposed by the European Union against the Russian Federation have proved to be counterproductive and in no way have helped to the solution of the crisis in Ukraine,
Stressing that the sanctions imposed by the European Union against the Russian Federation have negatively affected the trade and economic relations of the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation, at a time of an ongoing economic crisis,
Considering that the support of the government of the Republic of Cyprus towards the recent renewal of these sanctions to the European Council do not contribute to the development of the enduring relations of the Republic of Cyprus with the Russian Federation, which has always been a long-standing backer of our people’s rights and a supporter of the Republic of Cyprus during critical historical moments at the level of the Security Council of the United Nations Organization and other international organizations,
- Calls upon the Government to work within the framework of the European Council for the lifting of the EU sanctions against the Russian Federation, pointing out the usefulness of dialogue and the need for peaceful cooperation in all fields.
- Calls on the executive power to take initiatives and actions in order to create the ground with the Russian Federation for lifting its sanctions in the export of Cypriot products to this country.
- Decides to undertake initiatives within the framework of parliamentary diplomacy aiming at the restoration of contacts and cooperation in all areas between the EU and the Russian Federation.
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