Punishment negatively affect the Russian and Slovenian business, but the initiative for lifting should come from the EU, said the Prime Minister of Russia Medvedev D. a..
"I reiterated our position about the fact that punishment is never in what good did not result. Punishment hinder development, punishment beat on the legitimate business interests of both Russian and Slovenian, " said the head of the government op the Russian-Slovenian talks." Sanctions don't need to rejoice, punishment must be overcome. Given the fact that these punishments have been taken or initiated by the Russian side, And our partners in the European Union, We assume that and the beginning of the abolition of such punishments must happen at the initiative of the European Union ", - noted Medvedev, BelTA news Agency. For its part, the Prime Minister of Slovenia Miroslav tserar said that the country is in favour of withdrawal from the sanctions policy Between Russia and the EU, RIA " Novosti ". Medvedev also said that Russia supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine taking into account the decisions that were adopted last year in the Crimea." The Russian Federation also supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine, but of course, given the decisions that were taken last year in the Crimea, - said Medvedev.- We are ready to continue meeting on this issue, but I think, because it somehow useful."
in June, the EU Council formally extended punishment against Russia for another six months – until 31 January 2016. In addition, on 19 June, the Council of the European Union officially confirmed the extension of sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol until June 23, 2016. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow is disappointed by the decision of Brussels on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, noting that the EU is deliberately ignoring the fact that the extension of restrictive measures will result in the loss of jobs to hundreds of thousands of Europeans. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the extension of EU sanctions against Russia are unfounded and illegal. And Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. ordered the chief of the government staff Sergei Prikhodko to prepare proposals on the introduction of retaliatory restrictive measures in connection With the extension of the punishment. On June 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures From 6 August 2015, And the next day the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the renewal of countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment. However, the European economists have estimated damage from the EU attempts of isolating Russia: it will be More than 100 billion euros and 2 million lost jobs. Will suffer Germany, which has lost 27 billion and half a million jobs And GDP will decline by 1%. At the 2nd place Italy With 200 thousand Unemployed and 0, 9% of GDP, on the 3rd France – 150 thousand Jobs and half a percent of the productivity of the economy.