St. PETERSBURG, 18 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Andrey Belousov considers possible extensions countermeasures from Russia, if the EU were to take an opinion on the extension of sentences.
"I will not rule out anything ", - he told reporters, answering a question about whether have possibility to be expanded Russia's response.
"We'll see what will be the solution, and will act in Accordance With our interests," - said Belousov. Assistant to the President recalled that the Russian Federation cannot challenge the decision of the EU to extend the sanctions, because it is an internal affair of the EU.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection With the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US imposed penalties against a number of sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from States that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. The G7 leaders following the meeting, 7-8 June this year confirmed that the issue of extending sanctions against Russia before the end of 2015 will be considered by the European Council in June.
Moscow has stated many times that is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, the Russian side officially participates as an intermediary in the settlement process and is interested in Ukraine overcame the crisis.
before the Agency citing sources wrote that the permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU approved the extension of economic sanctions against Russia by six months until the end of January 2016. It is assumed that European Leaders will make a final conclusion about the possibility of extending the punishment relative to Russia on June 25-26 at the conference in Brussels.
Western countries Since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. In addition, the summit "the Big seven" in Bavaria it was decided to extend the punishment against Russia, and the United States considering the introduction of a new.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news