MOSCOW, 11 May (BelTA) - Sanctions against Belarus and Russia are a sign of weakness of the countries imposing them, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Mikhail Myasnikovich told the media after the EEC delegation laid flowers at the Eternal Flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow on 11 May, BelTA has learned.
“These sanctions, both political and economic, imposed on Russia and Belarus, are a sign of weakness of the states that cannot compete with our countries, trying to use some prohibited methods of force, which are in principle contrary to the norms of the United Nations and civilized cooperation,” said Mikhail Myasnikovich.
According to him, the Eurasian Economic Union has stepped up efforts to counteract the sanctions, and the EAEU states have all the potential to do so. “In this regard we have further intensified our work. Our unity of the Eurasian Economic Union brings good results. We have everything: we have intellectual resources, highly qualified personnel, we have excellent industry, we are self-sufficient in food products within the EAEU. Suffice it to say that last year the volume of mutual trade between our countries increased by 30%, and mutual cooperation continues expanding. This shows that we have a lot to trade in and that we can fully provide ourselves with both industrial and agricultural products,” said the head of the EEC.
According to Mikhail Myasnikovich, the EAEU countries have also strengthened sci-tech cooperation. “Undoubtedly, this cohesion has become even more evident in the implementation of new innovative projects. The work of scientific and technical sector has intensified, and our universities are working on it more actively. Those who are saying that these sanctions will affect the situation in society and living standards are simply deluded. On the contrary, we have a lot to trade in, a lot to saturate the domestic market. That is our strength,” he said.
“We will win, just as we won in the Great Patriotic War. Our country was rebuilt by our fathers and grandfathers in the postwar period. Of course, we will win on all fronts,” the chairman of the Board of the EEC said.