Moscow Calls EU's Decision To Criminalize Sanctions Circumvention Legal Arbitrariness

Moscow Calls EU's Decision to Criminalize Sanctions Circumvention Legal Arbitrariness

The decision of the EU Council to recognize circumvention of EU sanctions as a criminal offense is legal arbitrariness, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday

MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 30th November, 2022) The decision of the EU Council to recognize circumvention of EU sanctions as a criminal offense is legal arbitrariness, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

"We are dealing with double legal arbitrariness. This is all from the category of pseudo-legal practices. If they are implemented, of course, this will finally bury the reputation of the EU as a reliable jurisdiction for doing business," Zakharova told a briefing.

On Monday, the EU Council unanimously approved the decision to include circumvention or violation of European sanctions in the list of criminal offenses in the European Union.