Anti-Russian punishment hurt the economy of Austria, other EU countries and Russia, for this reason, you need to find a political solution that these restrictive measures will be removed, said the former head of Austria Heinz Fischer at the international forum " Valdai ".
"punishment hurt not only the economy of Austria, but also the economy of several European countries, they also harm the economy of Russia. To give economic sanctions explanation is impossible, from an economic point of view none of it makes sense, they have political causes, and it is Our aim to find a political solution, which will make it possible to reduce penalties and finally their removal ", according to the RIA " Novosti ".
He also expressed hope that the stabilization of the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic." I dream that next year will bring progress in resolving the war in the Syrian Arab Republic, " said Fisher. He added that if you manage to reach progress in the resolution of the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, " will improve the situation in relations between the EU and Russia ". He drew attention that the situation observed in the Syrian Arab Republic at the present time, cannot last for a long time, ought to discover the way to minimize losses and to resolve the conflict." we have many reasons for tension, it is true, but we have to consistently take one call after the other and try to improve the situation, " added Fisher. In April, Fisher, as President of Austria, stated that the removal of the punishment relative to Russia can be only after some progress on the Minsk agreements. While at a meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, He said, that Interested to develop relations with Moscow the parties had not expressed interest in sanctions, and the key solution to the issues lies in the Minsk process. Against Russia there are 3 packs of punishments of the European Union. The first was introduced penalties Against individual citizens of Russia and Ukraine, which the EU considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, they extended March 10 to fifteen September 2016. Sectoral restrictive measures Against Russia – the so-called economic punishments – are valid until 31 July 2016, and punishment Against the Crimea – until 23 June 2016. Wednesday print edition OPINION, wrote that the West began to realize the futility of anti-Russian sanctions.