Vladimir Dobrovolskiy. Britain threatens Russia with new sanctions of the EU in the lack of new action to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, said the head of the British foreign Secretary William Hague.
" Were the words of welcome from Russia (on the peaceful Kyiv plan), but We haven't seen concrete actions in this regard, " said Haig reporters before the meeting of foreign Ministers of NATO countries, noting in this regard the incident with the Ukrainian helicopter.
" We urge the Russian Federation to take the necessary action to stop the flow of weapons across the border, to stop supporting illegal armed separatists in the East of Ukraine. The disadvantage of these actions will be the most severe punishment against Russia. Russia should not underestimate the importance of getting the European Union to action ", - said the head of the British foreign Ministry.
The U.S. and EU have already introduced against Russia punishment in connection with the situation around the Crimea, that the results of the referendum in March became part of Russia. Moscow has stated many times that to talk to Russia in the language of sanctions inappropriate and unproductive. The number of authorized EU Also negatively opposed new sanctions concerning Russia, as this have a negative impact on the economy of the EU countries.
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 US extended sanctions list, incorporating another 7 officials of the Russian Federation and 17 organizations, and the European Union has expanded its list of fifteen people. Full list of Russian Citizens and organizations that fall under punishment, -