The head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev does not consider expedient the introduction of new penalties relative to the response of the EU, if Brussels will extend their respect to Russia for another six months.
first journal citing high-ranking sources in the EU and the German government has informed that the EU in the early winter have an option to extend economic sanctions on Russia for six months. According to the publication, the Decision can be taken at the next formal EU summit scheduled for 17-18 December. Current economic penalties for Russia from the EU formally expire at the end of January 2016.
"What they see, know Yes," said the speaker, responding to a question. However, he clarified that it was unprofitable, the introduction of new retaliatory measures from Russia.
"Yes, no, why would we retaliate? It's the status quo. The more, the less the effects of the sanctions regime. In reality, the adaptation to them (sanctions - ed.) the economy Is already a fait accompli. For this reason, no return of special measures will not " - said the speaker reporters.
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 certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy, such as military industry and high technology.
the foreign Minister of the EU countries on 22 June, have extended the economic sanctions against Russia until 31 January 2016, approving appropriate amendments to the EU sectoral restrictive measures concerning Russia. The decision came into force on 23 June. Russia with private parties in the summer of 2015 grocery extended the embargo for another year - until 8 August 2016.