Greek Prime Minister Criticizes the European Union’s Sanctions Approach with Regards to Russia
Greece is one of the most recent European countries to question the West’s sanctions policies towards the Russo-Ukrainian conflict
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has admitted that the EU’s sanctions war against Russia has blown up in its face. The EU joined the US and the UK in a massive sanctions campaign against Russia after the nuclear power launched its special military operation in Ukraine.
At a press conference in Thessaloniki on September 11, 2022, Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proclaimed that Europe has recklessly imposed sanctions on Russia without any regard for the consequences.
“The moment we imposed these extremely broad sanctions on Russia, the most serious sanctions ever, we knew that we exposed our society to a very difficult process,” Mitsotakis said to reporters.
“But we warned this was the price we paid for making this choice.”
Mitsotakis also cast doubt on how far the EU will go towards sacrificing itself in its energy war against Russia. While the EU is trying to end its dependence on Russian energy imports, it appears to have pursued a sub-optimal path that could lead to the mass impoverishment of its people.
Mitsotakis pointed out that his government has taken steps to secure enough supplies before winter in the case that Russia completely cuts off gas flows to continental Europe.
“We are ready for the worst possible scenario which is Russia halting natural gas flows,” the Greek Prime Minister declared at the press conference.
Europe is now staring down the barrel of a major energy crisis that could devastate its working class populations. This is due in large part because of the sanctions war they’ve launched against Russia.
In addition, Europe’s embrace of green energy has been suicidal to say the least. Europe, along with the US, needs to rethink its universalist foreign policy and start pursuing more free-market policies with regards to energy.
Unfortunately, it seems that Europe has sipped on too much of the globalist Kool-Aid and is sleepwalking down the road of civilizational decline. Now more than ever, Europe needs a strong dose of right-wing populism.