Moscow will take retaliatory measures in connection with the extension of the sanctions list of the EU, reported in the explanations of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
"in the capital of Russia is known about the EU Council decision of 8 November on the expansion of personal penalties against Russian individuals due to the inclusion in the EU "black list" of six deputies of the state Duma of the 7th convocation from the Crimea and Sevastopol. The EU restrictive measures with respect to the population of the Crimea and Sevastopol perceive As unjustified collective punishment of the people of this region for the free and democratic expression of will. The question of the return of the Peninsula to the Russian Federation finally decided, and its inhabitants absolutely legitimate elected their representatives in the Russian Parliament", where it is reported in explanation of the MFA on the Internet representation of the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
the Ministry noticed that the restriction against deputies of the state Duma will not help the restoration of normal dialogue between the legislative bodies of Russia and the EU, which is so in demand in the current difficult stage in Russian-EU relations." The Russian side will take adequate retaliatory measures, " – reported in the explanations. Wednesday out LO, published in the published journal of the European Union, it was announced that the EU had blacklisted all the deputies of the State Duma of Russia from the Crimea and Sevastopol. Remember, yesterday, the Council of the EU adopted additional individual penalties against Russia. The agenda of the Council meeting at the level of Ministers of economy and Finance said that will be made technical clarifications to the blacklist. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of 2014 imposed against Russia 1st package of sanctions, then it was extended. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment, which has spread to agro-industrial products from USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia according to the results of the March referendum in 2014. Reunification with Russia was supported by 96, 77% of Crimean residents and 95, 6% of Sevastopol. 21 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, and also the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. The leadership of Russia many times stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for Reunification with Russia. As drew the attention of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Question of Crimea is closed completely.