Former British Ambassador in Moscow Tony Brenton said that the punishment relative to Russia has never worked And " not triggered in the present time ", calling on the West to gradually remove the limits.
He expressed hope that the upcoming year will begin their gradual withdrawal, And tried to persuade English authorities to cross the suspicion, And to establish a dialogue With Russia, and among them the Syrian Arab Republic." I somewhat sympathize with him (the Russian Ambassador in London Alexander Yakovenko), because, as the British Ambassador in the capital of Russia, I have experienced a rather Cold attitude of the Russian authorities ", - said the diplomat, explaining the publication Yakovenko at Times. The Russian Ambassador said that the British side is initiated in practice, the full suspension of the exchange of political views With Russia on the background of active position of Russia on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic And Ukraine. Review Brenton, " both sides are a bit silly, because for governments it is very important to maintain a dialogue when relations between countries are experiencing hard times "." Start small - for example, to start a contact With the Russian Embassy in London, "he noticed It, RIA" Novosti "." the penalties have always been disastrous policies. They never worked against Russia And do not work at the present time, "He said, adding, however, that" it was a political necessity "." Assuming that the political resolution of the Ukrainian fall is becoming more real (military action there mostly over, and that means, in the implementation of the Minsk agreements progress), the European Union will look at the issue of punishment against capital of Russia in the coming year, And I have a dream that by that time we will begin a gradual withdrawal, " said He.
According to policy, punishment is a "major deterrent" in dialogue 2 States." But we in Britain follow this approach more royalist than the rest we impose the rules of the game in a rather tough manner, " said Brenton." I know that last year British companies were recommended not to travel to St. Petersburg for the economic forum, " He said." Since then the position has slightly changed, " the diplomat added. He tried to convince to restore trade and economic relations." These tough measures are harmful, " says Brenton. Along With this, on the last working day of the week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made it clear that Russia should not expect early withdrawal penalties. On 22 June, the EU Council formally extended the penalties against Russia for another six months, until 31 January 2016. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the extension of the EU sanctions against Russia unjustified And illegal. And, according to his statement, Russia will proceed from the principle of reciprocity. 24 June the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures From 6 August 2015, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the extension of the countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment. Products imported into the country in violation of the food embargo, Russia began to destroy on 6 August.