Protracted political problems related to the situation in Ukraine, have the opportunity to increase the life of the sanctions against Russia, according to the autumn forecast of the European Commission.
on Thursday, the European Commission published a new economic forecast which downgraded their expectations on the dynamics of Russia's economy. According to the EC forecast, Russia's GDP in 2015 will decrease by 3, 7%, and in 2016 - to 0, 5%, and increase the recovery of the economy could begin in 2017, when the country's GDP could increase by 1%.
"The downside risks to the forecast related to lingering geopolitical problems around Ukraine, which increases the probability of the cast to further extend the punishment after the beginning of 2016," - said in the document.
at the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of Russia's economy due to the deterioration of relations between Russia and the West on the background of the conflict in Ukraine. 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, and declared the policy of import substitution. In the summer of 2015 penalties and retaliatory measures of the Russian Federation were extended for another year.
Moscow has stated many times that not privy to the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations that fall under punishment, - in the material of the Fins news