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First sign that Europe’s policy of sanctions & isolation towards Russia is crumbling (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the readmission of Russia into the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in what appears be the first concrete signal that Europe’s appetite for indefinite sanctions against the Russian Federation is crumbling.

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Via TASS

The Kremlin is positive about the adoption of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) resolution, reinstating the Russian delegation’s rights, Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

“Speaking about the return of our delegation to PACE, adoption of the corresponding resolution and the mission of our parliamentarians, it is a very positive event, [which] can only be viewed positively,” the Kremlin spokesman said. “It is not about a diplomatic victory of Moscow, this is about a victory of reason, because PACE cannot adequately work without the participation of the Russian delegation,” he underlined.

In response to the request to comment on certain critical opinions in relation to the inclusion of Chairman of the Russian State Duma’s (lower house) Foreign Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky, Peskov called on leaving these opinions “on the conscience of these experts.” “The delegation is appropriate for this forum, for this format,” he underlined.

On Tuesday, PACE approved the resolution of Belgian representative Petra De Sutter that will allow the Russian delegation to take part in the Assembly’s June session. The resolution was backed by 118 members, 62 parliamentarians voted against it, while 10 abstained.

The Russian delegation to PACE was stripped off its rights to vote, to take part in monitoring missions or make up the PACE leadership institutions in April 2014, following the events in Ukraine and Crimea’s reunification with Russia. In 2015, PACE considered the issues of reinstating the rights of the Russian delegation twice, but the sanctions only got tighter then. In response, the Russian delegation announced that it refused to work in such conditions and since 2016 did not submit its application to confirm its rights. In 2017 Russia also froze the payment of its membership dues to the CE budget.

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Sally Snyder
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Sally Snyder

As shown in this article, the entire anti-Russia narrative was built on a lie:

https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/06/washingtons-duplicitous-approach-to.html

Here are, however, serious repercussions that are a result of this lie; the unintended consequence of poorly executed foreign policy could be the potential end of the U.S. dollar as the world’s currency of choice in international trade as nations around the world attempt to minimize the impact of Washington’s sanctions.

Helen B
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Helen B

Can’t happen soon enough.

Hmph
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Hmph

Oh, they’ve started the dollar ball rolling all right. No doubts about that.

Veth
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Veth

Rusia invaded Ukraine, downed MH17…..sanctions must be increased!

Joe
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Joe

Don’t know why Russia would want to be part of this anti Russian entity. It’s not as if it was anything more than a talking shop, with no powers.

Guy
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Guy

Somebody /nation has to be the adult in the room .Always better to discuss, talk and air out your differences as opposed to shut all doors.Besides , that was the purpose of throwing the Russians out , so they could not state their side of the issues.

Arby
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Russia has been, and is still, a victim of US aggression, but it’s not pure. It isn’t even outside the American-led Corporatocracy. The main reason that it’s a target is that it is seen by the US ruling class as a powerful potential rival for ‘dominance’ of the gangster Corporatocracy.

SteveK9
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SteveK9

You should make note of another strength in Russia’s industrial economy. It is the leading nation in the World now in nuclear power technology, and has deals or discussions with many countries to build reactors (currently building 4 more in China for example). Also, a zero inflation rate and budget surplus are NOT good things. Economies function better with moderate inflation (zero inflation can ignite a deflationary spiral … a problem in Japan), and a budget surplus means that the government is removing savings from the private economy. Russia’s Central Bank has strongly held back Russian growth by overly tight… Read more »

Helen B
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Helen B

I can remember the days of zero inflation, before the banksters’ “debt” scam.
It works just fine.

Arby
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Nuclear expertise. Advanced weaponry and weapons manufacturing industries. Pipelines and 5G coming. That may be some people’s idea of progressive, but it isn’t mine. We’ll see progress when this entire system of things is destroyed.

Hmph
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Hmph

I wouldn’t say ‘crumbling’. I’d say slightly fraying at the edge. I did hear that Ukraine quite the Council in response. Cheered me up for a bit, until I realized it was just another drama queen moment.

Wesaf
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Wesaf

Just picked up on some comments . When the sanctions come off or somebody realises that they are out of date , many countries in the Euro Union think that it will go back to the old days of free trade and all will be rosy WRONG Russia is well on the way to being self sufficient in the community and will follow on down that track there will be no going back and why should they . They paid all your bills every country they left had abundent trade was forging ahead in industry and then you stabbed them… Read more »

Hmmm
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Hmmm

That’s not the way Putin & advisors operate. In response to any thawing, they’ll selectively and strategically reintroduce imports in a delicate balancing act of internal and external benefits. It’s called cost-benefit analysis and the Russians have become pretty darn good at it. (Just witness what they’ve just done with Ukraine, reinstating Russia transit rights to intl UA trade)

In this game, patience is the ultimate virtue and revenge the ultimate vice, tempting that it may be.

Guy
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Guy

Well said.

Vince Dhimos
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Here is a clue. According to Al-Masdar News, Israel is complaining that it has lost the GPS signal for weeks now, and so have Iraq and Iran. I think we all know whose EW system is behind this. Could this not explain why the US is claiming its drone was over international waters? Maybe the US had programmed it to fly over intl. waters but it “lost its way.” I suspect Russia is throwing a spanner in the US’ plans for war. This may also be the real reason Trump changed his mind about obliterating 150 Iranians.
http://www.newsilkstrategies.com/military-affairs/will-russian-electronic-warfare-prevent-war-with-iran

Arby
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Zero inflation isn’t a good thing – for regular people. Unless these rules (I have no specialized knowledge but I read a lot) are not universal, zero inflation means higher real interest rates, something that investors desire.

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