The leader of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in interview to the newspaper Le Figaro tried to convince the European Union to abolish the punishment taken by relatively capital of Russia.
"Europe Should not continue to maintain the regime of sanctions concerning Russia. These punishments were ineffectual in political terms - said Nazarbayev, BelTA news Agency.- Look at the past of Russia is a strong country. And the punishments you will not be forced to abandon their policies!".
He particularly specified that punishment " only punish people that have nothing to do with the Ukrainian dossier, for example, employees of small And medium-sized factories, but also - And French breeders "." Need to separate politics from the economy. France should make every reasonable effort to prevent the escalation of tensions (in the region of Ukrainian conflict) And increasing the penalties. You should continue on the diplomatic path to resolve the crisis ", - noted Nazarbayev. He expressed confidence that " it is the West in the 1st turn must be expressed interest in the settlement of the fall as punishment have a negative impact, at the same time exerting a negative impact not only on the Russian Federation, but also, indirectly, to Kazakhstan." Speaking about the Ukrainian problem And the Minsk agreements, Nazarbayev said that " to resolve the crisis until can't ", And because of the position of Kiev. He said about the fact that the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on the special status of separate regions of Donbass " has not entered into force ", and the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko "refuses to start a direct dialogue," the commissioners proclaimed Donetsk And Luhansk people's republics (LPR AND DPR). In June, the EU Council formally extended the penalties 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 the punishment relative to the Crimea And Sevastopol until June 23, 2016. The Russian President Vladimir Putin, for his part, said the signing of the decree on the extension of protective measures from 6 August 2015, and the Cabinet of Ministers of Russia issued a decree on the extension of the countermeasures relative to the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment.