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UN: Crimea and the Donbass have cost the Russian economy $55 billion

ООН: Крым и Донбасс обошелся экономике России в $55 млрдCountries that have imposed sanctions, is also suffering losses, and the main burden falls on the European Union.

The UN special Rapporteur on issues of negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights Idriss Jazairi announced losses from anti-Russian sanctions of the countries that imposed them and in Russia.

The Russian economy in 2014, when after the annexation of Crimea and the deteriorating situation in the East of Ukraine started imposing sanctions, lost as a result of their exposure to USD 55 billion., said in a report on the impact of sanctions against Moscow and reciprocal measures taken by Russia. Details of the report quoted by the Agency EFE.

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The report also noted that sanctions against Russia are countries which imposed them, for 3.2 billion dollars. on a monthly basis. The document States that the main burden falls on EU countries.

Jazairi considers that three years after the introduction of restrictive measures against Russia are necessary to evaluate their performance.
“I recommend doing this immediately,” he said in the report.

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According to Jazairi, the restrictive measures must begin to gradually remove, in this case, first of all, to abolish those sanctions that affect the population.

The data used in the preparation of the report were collected during extensive studies and the results of the official visit Jazairi in Russia taken in order to get the information first hand, said EFE.

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