The European Union is the leading financial partner of Russia, despite the punishment, said in an interview to the newspaper the head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov.
"First of all, even after all the sanctions And counter-sanctions the EU is our leading financial partner. And I'm sure many more decades will remain. I have no doubt, " - said Ivanov.
He said that currently there is a myth that the Russian Federation has terminated the development of relations with European partners.
punishment relative to Russia imposed by Western countries because of their positions on Crimea And Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions List, many times replenished with new individuals And legal entities. Summer 2014 was added And sectoral economic penalties. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia And Norway.
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