The Russian authorities will not react to countermeasures for an extension of existing sanctions for Russia If the European Union decides to tighten imposed limits, say Russian experts interviewed on Wednesday Last news .
on Wednesday Agency Reuters citing sources informed that the permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the European Union approved the extension of economic sanctions against Russia by six months until the end of January 2016. A source close to the leadership of the EU, confirmed Last news that the resolution was approved And will be formally enshrined next Monday at the Council of foreign Ministers of the European Union.
"The fact that the extension of the punishment will be, We imagined. And to extend there are objective reasons. Of course, many job Ukraine, Since the end of may, she provokes a military strike, brought heavy equipment into combat positions, i.e., they provoke a war, And huge efforts are needed to Donetsk And Lugansk to keep the situation under control, because Then it would be no question of the extension is not passed, and would be a conversation about increasing the penalties. In addition, in reality, punishment it is easy to declare, but very hard to remove them", said Last news Deputy Dean of the faculty of world economy And world politics of Economics Andrei Suzdaltsev.
He explained that given the Fact that the EU comprises 28 member States, and need to remove a unanimous Decision, it will never be for other reasons.
"We can give up, so to speak, at the mercy of the Victor, to become a country of super-democracy, to eliminate nuclear weapons, to drown it somewhere, to give the Crimea, the Caucasus And Krasnodar Krai Ukrainians, but in the end, Poland And the Baltic States will vote against lifting the sanctions ", - said the head of the Department.
according to his vision, to change the position ought, " Berlin said Warsaw, Vilnius, Riga And Tallinn that should be removed, they will listen And do it, because in all this crisis, Germany's role is huge."
From the private side of the head of the Center of political integration of the EU, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences Lyudmila Babynin said Last news that " this decision is not unexpected, the new, it absolutely was expected And will not have an impact on the events in Ukraine "." Relations With the West, in General, worse in practice every day, it was not only the sanctions, the story is about a certain build-up of rhetoric, as well as among them, the war rhetoric From both sides. The confrontation follows the line of Russia-NATO, " she said.
in the current situation, review Suzdaltsev, from Russia any response will not follow." We are, in principle, ready for this, what will be the extension of the punishment, we don't like It, but the rules are. Two-thirds of the Minsk agreements relate to the actions of Kiev, and is responsible for all Moscow. It's such a deliberate game. We realize that the extension of the punishment in this case Is the lesser evil, And We won't answer, " He said.
Agree with him And Babynin, which said that " since there is no breakthrough in the Ukrainian crisis, Then wait for Some changes in the actions of the EU in terms of ease of punishments ".
"The decision would have no impact on the Ukrainian crisis, because, as I see it, the decision of the Ukrainian fall is either on Ukraine itself, or in the context of Russian-American relations," he added With his hand Babynin.
In this case, And she believes that " If you do not become of increasing the penalties, It will not be from the RF gain counter-sanctions ".
According to Suzdaltsev, If tougher sanctions, " we will have to respond, they (EU countries) know This And are afraid, as well as among them, because We respond asymmetrically, bearing in mind that we have a different balance of trade ".
in his vision, the probability of amplification of constraints is small, but is spoken.
"If you apply the tightening, what's the point in the Minsk agreements? Then the Minsk process, consider failed ", - said the expert.
After three days of talks in Minsk in different formats on February 12 by the contact group on the situation in Ukraine signed a document containing steps to permit the fall. It involves a ceasefire With fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the development of security zones And the exchange of prisoners. According To the document, Kiev is obliged to withdraw the economic blockade of Donbass, to carry out constitutional reform, involving decentralization, And to coordinate With the DNR AND LC, the law on the special status of the region. It is planned to conduct in the Donbas local elections After consultations between Kiev And self-proclaimed republics. Leaders "channel four" in its Declaration on the results of the summit in Minsk approved signed by the contact group document.