Coordinator, U.S. Department of state Ambassador Daniel fried believes that the Introduction of the American Congress of punishment relative to Russia at the legislative level may limit the ability of the Executive branch.
"the U.S. has a legitimate scheme for the application of penalties as We wish. The introduction of penalties in law will not give us the opportunity to use them as an effective tool, " said Frid, explaining that the U.S. administration wants to be able to quickly enter and remove limits.
according to his statement, in itself punishment is a very effective tool, reports news Agency. The diplomat reminded that North America is ready to impose new sanctions If a truce in the South-East of Ukraine will be disrupted." in this case the U.S. and Europe, together with the countries "the big seven" will introduce fresh punishment. We have stated publicly that the cost will increase, " he said. If the Minsk consensus will be executed, " by the end of the year, it will be possible to stop at some time the effect of the punishment, is summarized Frid. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the US on the background reached in Minsk agreements Between Kiev and militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia punishment, against the financial, oil and defense industries. However, in March, Russia's envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that a critical attitude to the sanctions against Russia from a number of EU members increases. In addition, the media said that Italy, Greece and Cyprus, as well as Spain, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, whose leaders visited the capital of Russia, May not support the extension of sanctions against Russia.