The US and EU are finalizing the preparation of additional measures against Russia, discussing, and among them, a variant of the extension of the sanctions list, as well as restrictions in the area of Finance, energy and defence, informs television channel, citing unnamed American bureaucrats and European diplomats.
"The sources stressed that fresh measures that have the opportunity to be introduced to Western leaders, provide for the addition of names and organizations to the existing sanctions and the introduction of more restrictions against financial, energy and defense sectors of the Russian Federation ", - reported in the dispatch channel.
Sources also point out that the decision on the entry of additional punishment is still pending.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The G7 leaders following the meeting, 7-8 June this year confirmed that the issue of extending sanctions against Russia before the end of 2015 will be considered by the European Council in June.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian side officially participates as an intermediary in the settlement process and is interested in Ukraine overcame the crisis.
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. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news