1st Deputy Chairman of the Department of the Federation Council on international Affairs Vladimir djabarov believes that statements about the introduction of new penalties regarding Russia in case of escalation of the conflict in Ukraine needs a serious reaction.
first TV channel si-EN-EN said that North America and the 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 defense.
"We need to respond seriously. As a rule, all statements that preceded the introduction of penalties, later came true. But we Need to treat this as very quiet As we were the previous times when punishment was administered. Apparently, have the opportunity to make a wider circle of individuals, which will limit entry to certain countries. Have the opportunity to be additional limits in the financial sector, in reality, is not very clear that there will still be limited. Everything is already limited, "said djabarov at the radio station" Moscow speaking ".
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.