In the Federation Council consider illogical and wrong sanctions against parliamentarians, said the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
“We always strive to ensure that such inter-parliamentary venues to discuss any thorny issues, but does not slide into the mode of confrontation, especially the application of sanctions against each other that we believe in parliamentary cooperation is absolutely illogical and wrong,” said Kosachev at the meeting with the member of the international Affairs Committee of the Parliament of Sweden, Vice-Chairman of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly Kent Harstedt.
Thus Kosachev noted that at the last February session of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly, which was attended by representatives of the Russian Federation, many of them “had the feeling that the climate is gradually improving and changing for the better”.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in 2014 in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada first imposed individual sanctions against individuals, that was followed by sectoral restrictive measures that affect whole sectors of the economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food products from countries that have imposed sanctions against her.