Russia On “Absurd” EU,US Sanctions: “This Is An Operetta, We Can Only Laugh”

Russia On “Absurd” EU,US Sanctions: “This Is An Operetta, We Can Only Laugh”

Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has soared to new five-year highs as the State Duma ratifies the agreement on Crimea’s admission to Russia. However, it is the clear distain that the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee Deputy Chairman Alexander Romanovich had for the West’s response so far. “The US and EU sanctions against Russia are absurd and unreal,” the lawmaker scoffed, adding “this is an operetta, and we can only laugh.” So much for non-mutually-assured-destruction-based sanctions. The Duma are considering how retaliatory sanctions could be imposed.

The State Duma considers sanctions imposed by the US and the EU in response to Crimea’s accession to Russia absurd and unreal.

The US and EU sanctions against Russia are absurd and unreal,” State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Deputy Chairman Alexander Romanovich told Itar-Tass.

The lawmaker is head of the Russian delegation at the 130th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) currently underway in Geneva.

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