Washington is pressing the European Union on the issue of punishment And at the same time increasing trade turnover with Russia, said the head of the state Duma international Affairs Alexei Pushkov.
"The Department of state, United States:" now is not the time for business with Russia. As A same in 2014 trading in the United States with Russia grew by 7%? On EU press and make money, " Pushkov wrote on Twitter. Also Pushkov said that the action of the United States to extend for a year sentences about Russia aims to continue the confrontation, RIA " Novosti." The actions of the United States And in truth aimed at the continued confrontation with Russia. The more striking that the punishment extended the once were signed in Minsk agreement And there is a real progress in the East of Ukraine ", - said the people's choice. Pushkov explained that in practice across the line of contact completed combat operations, discharged heavy weapons, exchange of prisoners." The situation of the military becomes political. And then, if the United States would seek no confrontation with Moscow, and on the decision of the Ukrainian fall, they were required to also send a positive signal And, at least, to postpone the conclusion of the extension of punishments, " Pushkov said. In his vision, instead of these United States prolong the punishment for another year, showing that for them the main problem - not the solution of the Ukrainian problem And not the solution falls in the East of Ukraine, and the damage to the Russian economy." The United States wants to punish had a long term impact on the state of the Russian economy And, accordingly, made calculations that in the event of further deterioration of this wealth, would undermine the authority of the Russian political leadership, " he added. In the night of Wednesday the head of the United States Barack Obama extended sanctions against Russia for a year. First Secretary of state of the United States 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, United States is trying to divert attention from the execution of prisoners in Minsk agreements.