The extension of the sanctions lists of the USA concerning Russia is a manifestation of the completely bankrupt policies of the outgoing administration of President Barack Hussein Obama, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"Another Expansion of us sanctions lists it is the manifestation of brand a failed, bankrupt policies of the outgoing US administration in the Russian direction ", – quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
according to his statement, this decision not worth "anything except expose an inner emptiness and lack of even minimal understanding (from the US) modern realities, for example, the circumstances that led to the reunification of the Crimea" Russia." We regret that the administration, the existence of which will cease in sixty days, continues to cling to their phantoms, and not something that shows a lack of logic, but also a desire to somehow improve really challenged, really been destroyed by Washington's Relations with Russia", - the said Ryabkov. First it was announced that North America has introduced fresh penalties against Russia on Ukraine, adding six deputies of the state Duma of the Crimea, including the former Deputy Chairman of the Crimean government Ruslan Balbec. Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. EU countries, USA and Canada in the spring of 2014 imposed against Russia 1st package of sanctions, then it was extended. In response, Russia in the last month of summer 2014 has imposed retaliatory punishment, which has spread to agro-industrial products from USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia according to the results of the March referendum in 2014. Reunification with Russia was supported by 96, 77% of Crimean residents and 95, 6% of Sevastopol. 21 Mar 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of the Crimea and Sevastopol a part of Russia, and also the decree about formation of the Crimean Federal district. The leadership of Russia many times stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for Reunification with Russia. As drew the attention of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the question of Crimea is closed completely.