Countries "Big seven" is ready for more sanctions against Russia, said the head of Barack Obama at a press conference on the results of the G7 summit in Germany.
"The G7 has made it clear that they are ready to implement additional substantial penalties against Russia," said Obama press conference which was broadcast by the White house.
"As we have said in recent days, Russian forces continue to funkcionirovat in Eastern Ukraine, violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. This is the second year in a row, when the G7 meets without Russia, This is another example of the growing isolation of Russia, " Obama said.
first Ukrainian authorities, as well as the United States and the European Union has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in Ukraine's Affairs. Russia denies It and calls such accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
"It is important to recognize that the Russian economy has been seriously weakened. The ruble has declined, inflation rose, the Russian Central Bank lost more than $ 150 billion in the form of stocks. Russian banks and firms in practice have no access to international markets. Russian organisations punishment and import service, " said Obama.
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 of the USA.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news