Moscow considers it possible asymmetric actions in response to the extension of sanctions from the US, But it is not an end in itself, punishment cause significant harm to bilateral relations and carry nothing but negativity, stated the press Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
"in General the principle of reciprocity, without a doubt, the sanctions in such exchange ? this basic principle. Along with this, we cannot exclude some asymmetrical action. But again, I repeat, is not an end in itself. Relation to similar sanctions decisions from the U.S. our well known, it does not change, "? quoted expression Peskov RIA " Novosti ".
"We believe that these punishments are illegal, they come into conflict with the norms of international law that they cause significant damage to bilateral relations, and, most importantly, these are the steps that the American side does no apparent reason and do not pursue any particular goal" ? added Sands." But negativity these steps, unfortunately, did not bear ", ? he said. On Thursday, the U.S. Treasury Department said on the introduction of penalties regarding eleven physical and fifteen legal entities. Among the participants of the list, for example, Russian businessman Roman Rotenberg and son of former President of Ukraine Oleksandr Yanukovych. The list also included Izhevsk mechanical plant, the concern " Izhmash ", the number of trade ports in Crimea, "daughter" VEB and Rosneft. The US explained the extension blacklist organizations attempts to circumvent punishment. Recall, on Wednesday, Russia vetoed the adoption of the UN security Council decision on the establishment of the Tribunal to the crash of Boeing in Ukraine. was eleven countries.