Punishment of the EU imposed against a number of individuals from Russia, have been ineffective, according to the Alliance of leading European Newspapers (LENA), which includes,,,,, I.
according to reports from Sweden, in the country's banks were detained about 200 euros. In Cyprus and in Germany amounts to a more significant - about 120 thousand euros. Some countries did not want to give the Alliance the full details, however, for example, Authorized banking circles of Austria stated that " in respect of small amounts ", reports the German printed edition.
according to the Commonwealth, the only exception is Italy, where in November of 2014, according to media reports, were frozen the assets of Russian businessman Arkady Rotenberg 30 million euros.
some countries, including Spain, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, and others, did not provide any data.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. In mid-March 2014, the United States, European Union, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have enacted measures to provide for the freezing of assets and visa restrictions on individuals and entities included in the special lists, as well as on business Relationships with these individuals and organizations also were closed contacts and cooperation with the Russian Federation and Russian organizations in different fields. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
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.