The anticipated expansion of economic sanctions the EU is not a surprise for the capital of Russia, said on Thursday Last news Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vasily sebenza.
before Reuters citing sources wrote that the permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU approved the extension of economic sanctions against Russia by six months until the end of January 2016. It is assumed that European leaders will make a final conclusion about the possibility of extending the punishment relative to Russia on June 25-26 at the conference in Brussels.
"It was expected, everyone knew It well, because It will happen, no surprises there. No influence in comparison with what is happening at the present time, It does not have ", - said the head of the Department.
He emphasized, " what is the interest of the investors, because you are present at the Saint-Petersburg economic forum, which this year is much more visited than in the past.
"And the number of investors And representatives of business who are here, more than in the past year And in previous years. So, despite what is happening in geopolitics, economic wants And the desire of investors to Russia unabated ", - noted the Deputy Minister.
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