Punishment imposed by the West on Russia, does not give the desired result, said Tuesday the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov.
"We are seeing that the punishment against Russia, a result that is desirable for the initiators of this policy, is not given, but as a means of pressure as a tool that is used in political purposes only, punishment became one of the first options. Americans are just people and punishment, and not purely in relation to Russia, and do not hide that, in their opinion, the ratio price-quality is often higher than using any other available foreign policy tools ", - he told reporters.
according to his statement, " the whole some countries experienced punishment, then they were cancelled and no result was reached."
"Just as happens in the case of Russia, it is an indication that the American College and European't see how you can achieve the desired goals differently, and therefore use the useless and doomed to failure and harmful to their own interests, in my opinion, receptions," said he.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and several other products.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List Australia.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen Under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news