World News

BREAKING NEWS: Russia considers leaving WHO and WTO amongst other World organisations

Share

On Tuesday, May, 17, it was reported that Russia’s Foreign Ministry had sent proposals to State Duma on Russia’s withdrawal from WTO and WHO.

Exit from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be considered among other organisations,” said Russia’s State Duma deputy speaker Pyotr Tolstoy, as reported by Russian news agency Kommersant.

He said all the proposals would be analysed jointly with the Federation Council. According to Tolstoy, it is necessary to review the treaties, “which do not bring benefits but direct harm” to the country.

“Russia has withdrawn from the Council of Europe, and now it is next in line to withdraw from the WTO and the WHO, which have neglected all their obligations towards our country,” he claims.

Western countries began imposing sanctions in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, announced by Vladimir Putin on February, 24. Russian authorities are convinced that the sanctions are destroying the system of WTO rules. Already 14 members of the organisation have stripped Russia of the treatment given to other nations.

On March, 21, a draft law on Russia’s withdrawal from the WTO was submitted to the State Duma. Ukraine also initiated a discussion on closing the WHO office in Moscow. On May, 10, the WHO’s European Committee adopted a resolution proposing to close the organisation’s office in Moscow.


Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Joshua Manning

Originally from the UK, Joshua is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com.



Recent Posts

  • Spain

Price of electricity climbs again in Spain and Portugal on Friday, July 1

The average price of electricity in Spain and Portugal on Friday, July 1, will rise…

50 mins ago
  • Costa del Sol

Cabin crew strike causes 28 Ryanair flights to be cancelled at Malaga airport

Malaga airport has suffered 28 flight cancellations due to the ongoing strike action by Ryanair…

1 hour ago
  • Spain

Norwegian sailboat rescued after attack by four killer whales off Huelva coast

An attack by four killer whales off the coast of Huelva left a Norwegian sailboat…

2 hours ago
  • Costa Blanca North

Regional government protects migrating whales off the Marina Alta (Alicante) coast

THE Maritime Surveillance Service will identify pleasure craft that harass or disturb migrating whales passing…

2 hours ago
  • Spain

Spanish government warns there might not be enough gas supply next winter

The amount of gas in Spain might not be sufficient to supply businesses and homes…

2 hours ago
  • World News

Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger dies aged 83

Ralph 'Sonny’ Barger, a founding member of the world-renowned Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, has passed…

3 hours ago