Russia and the United States perform the contract on delivery of rocket engines from Russia, despite punishment, said the Russian trade Commissioner to the USA Alexander Stadnik.
"The parties continued interaction, in time of prisoners before agreements. For example, in the beginning of this year rocket and space Corporation "Energia" signed with the American company Orbital Sciences Corporation a contract for production and delivery of RD-181 in the amount of about $ 1 billion ", - has said the trade representative RIA " Novosti ".
according to his statement, according to the agreement, Russia undertakes to supply US 60 engines RD-181. As explained Stadnik, when punishment was introduced against Russia, they touched on rocket engines, but later the American side has changed my mind." Probably, understand (the American side – approx. OPINION) that needs this Russian equipment to develop rocket technology, or will be forced to limit himself on the number of costly projects. Clearly, because of this supplying our engines were continued ", – he added. 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 from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy, such as military industry and high technology. At the same time Moscow has stated many times that not privy to the events in the South-East of Ukraine, not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. On November 16 the leaders of the US, the UK, Germany, France and Italy came to a common vision that the punishment against Russia will remain until the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The head of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the summit of "big twenty" told that the abolition of the punishment against the Russian capital will take place only after Minsk will be made by consensus. The American Ambassador in Moscow John Tefft said that North America will agree to remove a number of sanctions against Russia in case of implementation of the Minsk agreements, but the restrictions will be valid, as long as the Crimea remains out of the country. 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 from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy.