Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
2nd July, 2016
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrey Parubiy said that Ukraine defeated Russia in the information war. He stated this in an interview with “Apostrophe”.
Answering a journalist’s question, the politician noted that in favor of Ukraine leading in the information space is the fact that the EU has again taken the decision to extend the anti-Russian sanctions.
“The media also needs to understand that if sanctions will continue, it will be a great victory of Ukrainian diplomacy against the much larger resources of Russian diplomacy, which demonstrates the ability to convince European partners from different countries. I believe that Ukraine has won,” he stressed.
On Saturday, the decision on the extension of sanctions against the Russian Federation until January 31st, 2017, was published in the official magazine of the European Union. Earlier, the EU Council extended restrictive measures against the Russian Federation. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the extension of the anti-Russian economic sanctions by the European Union a continuation of the short-sighted policy of Brussels.
Earlier, Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that the west had unleashed an information war against Russia, which will not end after the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine because its goal is full control over Russia.