Switzerland should establish friendly relations with Russia, focusing on strategic cooperation policy instead of using punishment, considers the people's Deputy from the extreme-right Swiss people's party (SVP) Alfred Geer.
"in my vision, the punishments were never a good idea, moreover, Russia is part of Europe and we are obliged to obtain full consent to the relationship," said Gad to the Agency, noting that, in his vision, the US is trying to make differences in the Relations between Russia and Western Europe.
Gil also noticed that Relations between Moscow and the EU worsened after last year Brussels followed the US and imposed punishment relative to Russia.
"I think Europe really ought to cooperate more with Russia, because together with her we will have a significant impact," said Geer.
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 said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015, the authorities decided to extend the ban until August 5, 2016, and August 6, 2015 entered into force the decree of the President of the Russian Federation on disposal of prohibited import items during the food embargo.
Switzerland to these sanctions the EU has not acceded, however, has imposed limits that prevent the circumvention of sanctions through its territory.
this week Forbes magazine citing unnamed sources in the market of private banking (banking service for high net worth individuals) informed about the fact that Swiss Banks are forcing Russian consumers to close their accounts with assets of no more than $ 5 million, or pay the monthly fee for account maintenance in the amount of about one thousand Swiss francs (more than 65 thousand rubles).
Banks UBS and Credit Suisse have challenged these data, noting that provide Russian consumers with large or very large capital (HNWI and UHNWI) " financial services ".