Criteria for cancellation penalties are for the capital of Russia the subject of dialogue neither with the European Union, or anyone else, said permanent Commissioner of the Russian Federation to the EU Vladimir Chizhov.
"We do Not discuss the Criteria for the lifting of sanctions, although, frankly, we repeatedly pushed to the conversation about what should Russia do to punishments were mitigated or abolished. We ain't playing. This is Not the subject of our dialogue neither with the European Union, Not with anyone else, " Chizhov said in the newspaper interview.
The envoy recalled that the issue of penalties was Not created by Russia, But expressed the hope that " the EU will gradually ripen to make them cancel.
"We must not forget that all decisions on sanctions-taken unanimously. But if punishment time does Not extend, they automatically evaporate like the morning mist " - said Chizhov, answering the question of what, in his vision, from the EU will advocate for the mitigation and abolition of restrictive measures.
the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of member countries of the EU on 22 June, has extended economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016.
Wednesday, June 24 was posted by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the extension of the year of validity of the special economic measures ranging from 6 August 2015.
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