Dmitry Zlatarev. The United States has "more Arsenal" of measures in case they decide that the Russian Federation continues its aggression in Ukraine, said on Thursday Deputy assistant to the President for national security Ben Rhodes.
"If we will observe further aggression from Russia, we have additional reserves of actions," he said in the course of a telephone briefing on the upcoming summit in Germany big " seven ".
according to his statement, " we are seeing a big impact of sanctions on the Russian economy ".
Rhodes said that this mode has short term and long term goals. The first is " to deter future aggression ", the second relates to prolonged pressure on the economy.
noting the importance of "Euro-Atlantic unity" in this matter, he expressed " the hope that, because it will affect the calculations of the leadership of the Russian Federation ".
Telephone briefing at the beginning of the summit "the seven" was almost entirely devoted to Russia, but the Russian correspondents was not given the opportunity to ask a question.
Ukrainian authorities and Western countries have repeatedly accused the Russian Federation of interfering in Ukraine's internal Affairs. Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.