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Savchenko: Russian people shouldn’t suffer from sanctions
13:30, 22 June 2016
Savchenko: Russian people shouldn’t suffer from sanctions

Instead, Ukrainian MP supports implementation of personal sanctions against top Russian officials

13:30, 22 June 2016

Unian

Nadiya Savchenko explained her previous words about gradual lifting of sanctions off Russia in the interview with 112 Ukraine TV channel in Strasbourg. Currently, she participates in the PACE session that kicked off on June 20 in France.

‘The war shouldn’t last forever. I mean, in the long-term perspective, every war ends up in reconciliation and peace. Of course, the war and the sanctions cannot last forever – maybe someday, when Russia understands the depth of its mistakes and asks for forgiveness of Ukraine and other countries it hurt’, Savchenko said.

‘I don’t want common Russians to suffer like Ukrainians do. Common citizens have nothing to do with politics. I would add more personal sanctions against the Kremlin, but at the same time, I’d lift some of the sanctions that hurt people – after Russia gets back where it came from, beyond the Ukrainian border. Perhaps a year after local elections in Donbas, one could cancel some of the Donbas-related sanctions. Crimea-related sanctions can’t be lifted until the Crimean issue is solved,’ the former fighter pilot stressed.

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