By imposing sanctions the United States of America and the United Kingdom are competing unfairly and are trying to squeeze Russian and Belarusian companies out of global markets, Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of Russia, wrote in his Telegram channel.
“They say they advocate world peace and human rights. In reality, it is simply an unfair competition, an attempt to squeeze out Russian and Belarusian companies from global markets and a hypocritical doublethink as an excuse for interfering in the affairs of sovereign states,” Leonid Slutsky wrote.
He noted that the West sticks to its policy of containment in relation to Russia and its closest allies. “The U.S. Department of State has announced today that Washington imposed sanctions against the Pulsar research and production enterprise, Charter Green Light Moscow, and Asia-Invest for violating U.S. national laws on the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction in relation to Iran, the DPRK, and Syria. The U.S. Department of State did not provide any specific examples, let alone evidence. Not to mention the illegal nature of ex-territorial restrictions,” Leonid Slutsky said.
Great Britain is not lagging behind. “London has imposed a new package of economic, trade and air travel sanctions against the government of Belarus. The reason for this was mythical violations of human rights,” the Russian MP said.
“I believe that one way or another these moves will not remain unanswered by Moscow and Minsk,” Leonid Slutsky concluded.