Anti-punishment USA, introduced after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, will be in force as long as the Peninsula remains a part of Russia, said 1st to the Deputy Tony Lloyd.
"as long as the Crimea will be illegally annexed, shall be the price paid for it," said Lloyd correspondents.
according to him, the limits against the Russian Federation related to the conflict in the East of Ukraine, will be removed when the situation will improve, otherwise, there will be increased penalties." We are quite clear: if Russia and the separatists will break the consensus, peace plan and damage to the Minsk process, will be more aggression in the East of Ukraine, then there will be additional penalties and additional pressure on the Russian Federation, " he said.
Lloyd said that punishment need not to punish the Russian Federation, and in order to convince Russia to change policy towards Ukraine." Rules for the international order of the 21st century currently under threat from Russian aggression in Ukraine ", - said the diplomat.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions, once in March 2014 there have been referendums in which the overwhelming number of voters were in favour of secession from Ukraine's reunification with Russia. Kiev, despite the results of the referendum, still considers the Crimea territory.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of the citizens of the region. According to the summary data of the United Nations, victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people.
The US and EU do not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia and accuse Moscow of interfering in Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations and threatened to make wider restrictive measures. The last case of the use of such practices began in September punishment.
A complete list of Russian Citizens and organizations who are under punishment, -