State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin compared announced the extension of anti-Russian punishment of the weather forecasting and expressed the hope that common sense will prevail among those who make such decisions.
The EU Council 14 September 2015 blessed renewal of sanctions until March 2016, aimed at " countering the threats to the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine ". The story is about the assets freeze and the travel ban in the EU on 149 persons legal entities and 37. These Measures extended to fifteen March 2016. The measures came into force fifteen September.
"Quietly announced the extension of these penalties, apparently, this decision also took place Quietly, without discussion. To such decisions and their announcement relate To the weather forecast. The weather forecast is also considered in different ways: somebody is interested, some didn't. But the fact that there is always news on this block stands on the last place, " said Naryshkin correspondents in the framework of the session of the OSCE PA in Ulaanbaatar.
However, He added that as an optimist hopes that common sense " to those who pass such decisions, still will return."
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 from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved To the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo for one year, until August 5, 2016.