by the Federation of Trade Unions
of Russia (FNPR)
The Federation of
Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) is deeply concerned by the war of sanctions
which has lately been unfolding between the USA, the EU, Russia, and other
countries, threatening to spread over more and more sectors of economy, but ultimately
making the ordinary people suffer.
This is leading to new
serious problems in all the countries involved in this confrontation: decline in
production volumes, hundreds of thousands of jobs cuts and layoffs,
deterioration of workers socio-economic status and the political situation in
Europe as a whole.
We are calling on all
the countries to withdraw from economic sanctions as a means of resolving
The FNPR is strongly
urging both sides of the Ukrainian conflict to stop hostilities in Ukraine and
to take all measures to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian
situation in the East of the country.
Just two weeks ago
the humanity marked a sorrowful date - a hundred years since the beginning of
the First World War. Over the past century Europe has endured too much sorrow
and suffering to become the arena of a new world war.
We await the
politicians to make balanced and responsible decisions, aimed at the de-escalation
of the situation exclusively by diplomatic means.
We are calling upon trade
unions in all countries to unfold the struggle for peace without wars and
August 12, 2014