Venezuelan Parliament accuses EU of legitimizing aggression against country

The Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly called on the European community to abandon interventionism and named the recent expansion of sanctions against the republic’s leadership shameful and immoral.

Venezuelan Parliament accuses EU of legitimizing aggression against country

“Resolution of European Parliament 2019/295, approved today, on July 10, is a shameful and immoral document prepared by ultra-right-wing elites who, by criminal instructions from the United States government, abuse their parliamentary powers to legitimize criminal aggression against the people of Venezuela”, – the parliament’s statement,  published by Extra Venezuela, says.

On behalf of the voters, the deputies turned to European lawmakers, politicians and citizens to stop the support from European countries of the “extermination war that is being waged against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”.

According to parliamentarians, the document legitimizes an economic blockade that prevents access even to essential goods, opens up the possibility of a new withdrawal of state resources and justifies what has already happened, and also impedes the peaceful and democratic development of Venezuela.

At the end of June, the EU Council expanded the list of Venezuelan officials who are subject to restrictive measures “because of their role in actions and decisions that undermine democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela,” and added 11 names to it. Now there are 36 people on the list. EU restrictive measures against Venezuela were introduced in November 2017. These include an arms embargo, as well as a travel ban and asset freeze on a number of Venezuelan officials. On July 8, Switzerland joined these sanctions.

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