Most organizations in the USA was faced with a direct pressure on the question of participation in the St. Petersburg international economic forum, Moscow understands their refusal, but this will not affect planned for the SPIEF program of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, said Last news the press-Secretary of the head of the country, Dmitry Peskov.
Next, 18th, the St. Petersburg international economic forum, which is the key Russian ground for the discussion about the state and prospects of domestic and world economy, will be held on 22-24 of may. Yesterday the printed edition of the new York times wrote that the aides of President Barack Hussein Obama convince managers of American corporations to refuse participation in the SPIEF because of the policy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation Sergey Belyakov confirmed that the refusal to come to St. Petersburg told about 15% of organizations registered for participation in the forum.
" The program is not adjusted, the training goes on as planned. Everything is going according to plan. And in truth, as far as we know, most organizations in the USA was faced with a direct unprecedented pressure from such oppression. They make the decision to go or not to go to the forum, but not on their own. We treat this with understanding, " said Sands.
at the same time he specified that " organizations from Europe, the Middle East have plans to participate in the forum.
USA on March 17 decided to impose punishment is relatively high position of Russian politicians and Ministers of foreign Affairs of the EU countries have agreed on the introduction of penalties on the Russian and Ukrainian officials, which They consider to be guilty of " undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine ". Then in the American list of nearly 20 Russian bureaucrats, businessmen and parliamentarians. Was enlarged and the sanctions list of the EU.
the authorities of the USA has included in the list of co-owner of the Rossiya Bank of Yuri Kovalchuk, the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, businessmen Boris and Arkady Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko. In addition, penalties were imposed on the Bank " Russia ".
on April 28, the U.S. included in the sanctions list 7 officials of the Russian Federation and 17 organizations, and the European Union has expanded its list of fifteen people. In the end, in the sanctions lists appear more than 40 Russian politicians and businessmen, as well as among them from the Crimea. Full list of Russian Citizens and organizations that fall under punishment, -