Most of the foreign participants of the St. Petersburg international economic forum admitted that punishment has caused significant economic harm to the EU, said the head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov.
"in practice, everyone with whom we spoke, said that punishment is harmful. It was said openly, because it brought a very serious economic harm most importantly for the EU, and today presents the latest data of the Austrian Institute called two very powerful figures. The European Union from the introduction of the punishment he suffered, assumed to have 100 billion euros and lost, and More importantly, 200 thousand jobs, "said Ivanov in conversation program on the TV channel" Russia 1 ".
according to his statement, the number of foreign participants this year much more than in the previous.
"in truth, the presence In the current year expanded the number of authorized foreign organizations, geography wider, 114 countries. Forum and in truth today, you can say I was able. I have the opportunity to assert safely, because after all it is there for me already, in my opinion, the 12th Forum. Never missed. There were UPS, there Were in the past year is evident of the fall ", - said the head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation.
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.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news