Citizens of Russia have difficulties not from U.S. sanctions, which are directed only against politicians and issues in the Russian economy, said U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft.
Western countries have imposed penalties against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, the limits from the beginning was related to the number of physical and legal entities, the list of which is many times increased. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties.
in response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
"These punishments against political Directors, and they were not directed against ordinary citizens. I know that the penalties affect the economy more broadly, and they affect ordinary people, but I think that the crisis in the Russian economy had begun to punishment, " said Tefft in an interview to the St. Petersburg edition.
according to his statement, on the people of Russia exerts influence " most of the reasons." in addition, the Russian government has imposed punishment on imports, and it very much made itself felt", He said.
"We wish to change the course of Russian politics, We try to do it. Know why We and our European partners have taken such a harsh response? We believe that in the XXI century the use of force in Crimea and actions in Eastern Ukraine is not an example of how we must behave in an European Country, " - said the diplomat.
He said that relations between Russia and the United States depend on the resolution of the issue in Ukraine, the implementation of the Minsk agreements ". You Know that at the same time We have been working in the field of space