Venezuela's Parliament has accused the EU's legitimization of aggression against the country

The national constituent Assembly of Venezuela urged the European community to abandon interventionism and called it shameful and immoral recent extension of sanctions against the Republic's leadership.

"We approved today, July 10, the European Parliament resolution 2019/295 is shameful and immoral document prepared by the right-wing elites who by criminal policy of the United States government abusing their parliamentary powers to legislate criminal aggression against the people of Venezuela," reads the statement of the Parliament, published edition of the Venezuela Extra.

On behalf of the voters, the deputies appealed to the European legislators, politicians and citizens to stop the support of the European countries "war of extermination being waged against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela".

According to the parliamentarians, the document legitimizes an economic blockade, closing the access to even the necessities, opens up the possibility of a new withdrawal of public resources and justifies the past, and prevents 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, undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela", and added 11 names. Now the list has 36 people. The EU restrictive measures against Venezuela was introduced in November 2017. They include an embargo on arms and a travel ban and assets freeze against a number of Venezuelan officials. July 8, these sanctions were joined by Switzerland.