MOSCOW, June 18 - RIA Novosti/Prime. Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich does not consider the significant effect of sanctions on the Russian economy, much stronger, in his opinion, she was influenced by the decrease in prices of petroleum products.
"From the very beginning we said that any punishment is counterproductive, do not bear any fruit and will adversely affect us all, in Europe itself, and by itself, unfortunately, at us. And so it was: lost Europe, partly We. Although the overall effect of the penalties against us I not only called significant, " Dvorkovich said on air of television channel ".
"Rather, these marginal constraints is not the main cause of the current economic downturn. In view of the still high dependence of our economy on the prices of petroleum products, other energy sources fall in prices has affected us more than punishment", he added.
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