Sergey Karimov. The West will continue to take various measures to "lime" the Russian Federation, believes the Spanish specialist in geopolitics, the head of the organization Mediasiete Pedro Jose Mourinho.
"The truth is that the West will not cease to "harass" a Russian friend and in the future, using elements of " soft power ": the imposition of an active anti-Russian mass media, pressure on international institutions and attempts to deprive the Russian Federation of the right to hold the world championship on football in 2018, " he said.
along with this, Mourinho said that in addition to "soft power" against Russia will be used and also traditional, for example, economic measures." taking into account the imposed economic penalties against Russia, an important lever of pressure is the reduction in prices of petroleum products, which is sponsored by traditional American friend - Saudi Arabia ", added the expert.
Mourinho also said that the Ukrainian conflict, which was the cause of imposed punishments, " led to a clash of interests between Russia and the West. In the current relations between Russia and the West reconciliation has not yet come ". The specialist has supplemented his words by the fact that " the Ukrainian side raised the issue of the Minsk agreements only when the Ukrainian army suffers another setback in military operations against the militia of Donbass ".
the head of Ministers of the EU on the first day of the week prolonged effect of the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, approving appropriate amendments to the EU decision on sectoral restrictive measures concerning Russia.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In March 2015 has been extended sanctions List of the USA, and on 22 June the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news