Equipment for extraction of oil and gas in the Russian Federation became a subject of political bargaining, and the oil and gas sector is the main target of Western sanctions, said the Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. a..
"Today we are in a fundamentally different position: Equipment for production of hydrocarbons has become, really, a matter of political struggle, political bargaining," said Medvedev at the meeting of the Presidium of the Council on improving the economy. He drew attention that " together with Finance the oil and gas sector, with a view of his budget-value, was the main target of the sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation ", reports news Agency.
Medvedev also said that it is necessary to link the issues of support for subsoil users from countries with investments in research, reports RIA " Novosti ". Yesterday the American Ambassador in Kiev Jeffrey Payette said that if Russia did not comply with " the obligations it has assumed by signing the Minsk consensus ", the West will lift the " economic price ". 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.