A number of member countries of the European Union had ignored a joint response to Russia’s use of nerve agent, «the Newcomer» in the British Salisbury due to personal interests in relations with Moscow. This opinion was expressed by member of the political group of the greens in the European Parliament Sven Giegold, writes «UKRINFORM».
«Many of the countries that turned his back on the EU policy towards Russia, are under the influence of dirty money from Russia. Such a division of Europe caused by Mercantile personal bilateral interests with Russia. Cyprus, Austria, Bulgaria and Greece, seem to pay more attention to Russian dirty money than the common European position,» – said Gigold.
According to him, countries such as Malta, Cyprus and Portugal will receive significant profit from the sale of visa policy towards citizens of Russia.
«Hundreds of Russian citizens had the opportunity to acquire an EU passport, which provides civil rights, and therefore political influence in Europe,» the MP said.
He noted that the ruling of the Austrian freedom Party signed a cooperation agreement with the party of the President and Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras «flirting» with the Kremlin in the hope of getting investment.
Giegold believes that EU legislation is necessary to prohibit the sale of nationality of member countries and strengthen the fight against money laundering.
4 March 2018 66-year-old Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning in British Salisbury.
The investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok. Prime Minister Theresa may has demanded from the Kremlin to explain what had happened until the evening of March 13, otherwise London would take an incident of unlawful use of force by Russia against great Britain.
The UK position was supported by the government of France, USA, Germany, Australia and other countries.
Moscow has refused to answer the ultimatum of London, and demanded to give her samples of the substance that poisoned Skrobala.
March 14, the British authorities announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23, and the suspension of the planned bilateral contacts with Russia. March 17, Russia declared a persona non grata 23 British diplomats.
The MEP said that a number of EU countries did not apply sanctions to Russia because of «dirty money» 29.03.2018