The European Parliament (EP) was guided by the lust for power when adopting a resolution recognizing the Russian Federation as a “state sponsor of terrorism,” Cui Hongjian, director of the European Studies Department at the China Institute of International Studies, said on November 24.
On November 23, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution recognizing Russia as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”. It was supported by 494 parliamentarians, 58 opposed, and 44 abstained. The resolution contains a set of recommendations on measures that, in the opinion of the European Parliament, should be implemented in the EU.
“Over the years, the European Parliament has often formulated and passed resolutions like this for the main reason – the desire for more power. He considers himself a legislative body, but he is not satisfied with his weight in the decision-making procedures in the EU, ”the Chinese newspaper Global Times (Huanqiu shibao) quotes him.
The publication also called this resolution “useless” due to the fact that today it does not oblige the EU countries to take certain actions, therefore, because of it, “no European country will cut ties with Russia.” But, nevertheless, the Europeans will still have to pay a price for this, the newspaper notes.
“At the end of the day, this is just a non-binding resolution. However, the fight will continue: those on the battlefield will continue to bleed, and Europeans will pay more for gas and heating. What do they have to do with MEPs? They will get more votes. They are not stupid, they are refined egoists, ”concluded the publication.
The day before, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that the European Parliament should deal with inflation and energy issues, and not with resolutions against Russia.
On November 23, French MEP Thierry Mariani said that this resolution against the Russian Federation only provokes an aggravation of the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv.
On the same day, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, proposed to recognize the European Parliament as a “sponsor of idiocy.”
State Duma deputy Adalbi Shkhagoshev, in turn, expressed the opinion that the resolution was adopted in order to divert attention from the explosions at Nord Stream and the massacre of Russian prisoners of war.
On February 24, Russia launched a special operation to protect the Donbass, against which Kyiv has been conducting military operations since 2014.
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