Natalia Shmakov. The Governor of the Northern Italian region of Lombardy, Roberto Maroni spoke out against anti-Russian sanctions, calling them "unfair" in relation to Russia and its people.
As informs the official Internet-portal of the region, Maroni on Tuesday met with the Governor of the Novosibirsk region Vladimir Gorodetsky, who signed a joint Declaration on cooperation in the field of business, production activities, trade, environmental factors and culture.
"I am very pleased, Because after all, This agreement strengthens the relationship between our 2 regions and facilitates the work of our organizations. In addition, This political agreement against European sanctions on Russia. It is a formal document against unfair anti-Russian punishment and This is an important political message, " said Maroni, explaining the signing of the document.
The Governor of Lombardy noticed that at the meeting with Gorodetsky he conveyed to him his present negative attitude toward sanctions." Because they harm the economy of Lombardy and are dishonest action in relation to Russia and its people, " explained Maroni.
Italian politician also said that in October plans to visit Novosibirsk with a delegation of businessmen because he wants " to emphasize the importance that Lombardy relations with Russia and Novosibirsk region ".
in mid-2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties on a number of sectors of the Russian economy. For example, were banned the supply of equipment and services for deepwater exploration and production of oil, work in the Arctic and in the shale oil in 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 in June the sanctions List of Canada. In addition, 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