Washington grabs the "cudgel of sanctions" at every opportunity, said the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov.
according to his statement, " in the practices of the capital of the United States the array of sanctions is of particular importance and plays an increasingly important role ".
"Caricature can talk about the fact that in North America at every opportunity and an awkward case, grab the cudgel of sanctions," - said the Russian diplomat, speaking University in the process of the BRICS summit.
in the U.S. capital, according to Ryabkov, came to the conclusion that this tool is " the least expensive for the highest productivity "." To prove the opposite - that punishment does not work - very difficult, but very important. If this is not done, the scheme will be fixed ", - noted the Deputy Minister.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015 in response to the extension of the punishment the authorities of the Russian Federation has decided to extend food embargo until 5 August 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations that fall under punishment, - in the material of the Fins news