Punishment is not made the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to change course, said White house press Secretary Josh Ernest.
"punishment had an impact on the Russian economy, but in the end it was not a strategic change that we hoped would make Vladimir Putin ", - skazal Ernest, adding that, in his vision, Putin's policy is in " intervention in the situation in Ukraine ", RIA " Novosti ".
before the failure of punishment to change the policy of Russia has recognized the U.S. Department of defense. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. According to the envoy of the White house, development forecasts of the Russian economy, the ruble and figures show outflow of capital that the penalties against Russia are working. Reporters asked Ernest to comment on Putin's approval rating in Russia, which constitute, in their statements, 88%." I haven't seen this poll. No matter how skeptical I am against polls in the United States, I think I may well be a lot more skeptical in relation to surveys conducted in the Russian Federation, " replied Ernest.