ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
Russian regions contribute scores of natural stones for memorial to Gulag victimsSociety & Culture September 19, 16:45
Warsaw police hunting vandals who desecrated Soviet military cemeteryWorld September 19, 16:39
Donbass truce first step towards lifting anti-Russian sanctions — German top diplomatWorld September 19, 16:36
Moscow court arrests man suspected of stabbing hiker to deathSociety & Culture September 19, 16:34
PARIS, February 7. /TASS/. Anti-Russian sanctions were a mistake and they are to be abandoned the soonest possible, France’s former Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Sunday.
"The anti-Russian economic sanctions should be lifted as soon as possible. It was a silly step. The sanctions have had no impact on Russia in the sphere of international politics but only impaired relations with it," he told France 5 television channel. "At the same time, these sanctions are impoverishing both French and European farmers because it is a common economic system."
He said the abandonment of the anti-Russian sanctions would help improve the unfavorable situation in France’s agrarian sector. "It is necessary to ensure that all countries of the European Union demand the cancellation of these sanctions. It’s high time French President Francois Hollande slams his fist on the table and demand such measure," Fillon said.