Dmitry Zlatarev. Punishment is never the best method for dialogue with Russia, said Last news the Head of the Russian-American Pacific partnership (RAPP) Derek Norberg.
so, he explained declared before in the same day, the U.S. decision to make wider sanctions List associated with Crimea.
"I'm disappointed at the lack of progress in mitigation of punishment, most of which are ineffective in achieving its stated goals," said Norberg. According to his statement, " punishments were, most importantly, aimed at correcting policy of the Russian Federation and its actions concerning Crimea and Eastern Ukraine." Unfortunately, if changes can not be achieved, the result will be economic losses. In this regard, sectoral punishment the United States relative to many good Russian credit organizations are seen to me to be counterproductive and harmful, " drew the attention of a specialist.
Norberg said that " in the 1990-ies, the U.S. spent a lot of money and efforts to assist and strengthen the banking sector of the Russian Federation "." Now through sectoral punishment we want to withdraw funds, and, in doing so, we weaken the financial sector and the Russian economy ", - he said.
Chapter RAPP sure, because It " harms us-Russian relations and is a threat to the world economy, as financial markets are interlinked with each other ".
review of Norberg, American punishment " damage international trade companies in Russia, USA and Europe." in this regard seems irrational to continue to isolate and ignore the Russian Federation. It simply does not meet anyone's interests. Among other things, we just pushed Moscow To alternative alliances, For example with China that does not meet the strategic benefits US, " he said.
the head of RAPP is sure that " the U.S. is required to evaluate the effectiveness of their punishment and to consider a more pragmatic approach To cooperation with Russia, and not to engage in its isolation ". In his vision, "promoting economic penalties in the form of a basic instrument of policy, Washington looks like a thug and a bully "that" harm the international reputation of the United States ".
the expert is sure that " there are better approaches that are more effective in working with our Russian partners Is more serious interaction on really important issues, issues of common interest ".
along with this, the Head of RAPP, Russia should also take steps towards the West and, for example, to abandon " their countermeasures, and the ban on food imports from countries that have imposed punishment." In his vision, they cause real harm and appear as ill-defined response of the Russian Federation "." It hurts good companies, which are more complicated to conduct business in the Russian Federation. However, such firms need to protect and support, " said Norberg.
RAPP has positioned itself as the only forum in the public and private sectors, aimed at developing cooperation Between the American West and the Russian East. Members of this organization are several dozen organizations of Russia and the USA.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In March and July 2015 expanded 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