The Russian authorities are ready for any development of events, But the Minister of economic development Alexey Ulyukaev still believes that the West will not introduce penalties against the branches of economy of the Russian Federation.
" I believe in the human mind in General, and in this particular case I believe that this will not happen. But if it happens, we will be obliged to have an impact that would protect our economy ", - Ulyukaev said on Tuesday journalists, answering the question whether he expects the introduction of sectoral sanctions against the Russian economy.
" I think we will be ready to any development of events, " the Minister added.
at the end of may Ulyukaev already expressed confidence that Western countries will not impose economic sanctions against Russia.
However, the head of Barack Obama June 5, said that the G7 countries have the opportunity to introduce fresh punishment in a month, if Moscow will not change the policy on Ukraine. First G7 already threatened Russia with sanctions against a number of sectors of the economy in case of further escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.
The U.S. and EU imposed against Russia punishment in connection with the situation around the Crimea, whose people at a referendum in March were in favour of joining Russia. Washington and Brussels approved the list of banned persons and froze their assets.
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, -