U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said that the sentences are introduced with regard to Russia because of the situation in Ukraine, have a large negative effect on the Russian economy, but as long as enough to make the head of centuries Putin changed his position.
"punishment, no doubt, have a large effect on the Russian Federation. And we try to apply them to show on those options that exist. In the case of Russia, the ruble has depreciated by 50%. Capital outflow amounted to $ 51 billion. Russian bonds have become garbage, And economic forecasts say about the fact that the Russian economy this year will go down in the recession. So, without a doubt, punishment have a powerful effect, but insufficient to Russian President Putin has decided to no longer continue with their strategy, "he said, reports RIA" Novosti ". At the end of February, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov said Moscow is ready to answer any fresh punishment the United States, but American restrictive measures are poorly connected with reality. First U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry reported that North America has prepared fresh sanctions against Russia. In this case, as said Secretary of state, they have the opportunity to enter into force, if you will have a scene that requires bestlocation tangible answer." According to the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, the U.S. is trying to divert attention from the execution of prisoners in Minsk agreements. Lavrov also said that unilateral punishment countries on the other lead to the accumulation of negative relations between countries, noting that restrictive measures should be introduced only with permission of the UN security Council resolution. In September, the EU And the US on the background of the progress of the Minsk agreements between Kiev And militias Donbass about stopping the fire entered against Russia penalties against financial, oil And defense industries. Remember also, Russia for a year has restricted the import of a number of items from countries that have imposed penalties on capital Russia: USA, EU, Canada, Australia And Norway.