Vladimir Dobrovolskiy. The European Commission issued proposals for new sanctions against Russia, But the decision is expected to accept the heads of state and governments, said head of EC Jose Manuel Barroso.
" The European Council has asked us to prepare options, We have performed this work, We are ready. But the decision to activate further measures is the solution for European governments. I cannot answer on their behalf, " said Barroso in response to the question of a correspondent who wrote about the possibility of adopting new sanctions against Russia at the conference the EU.
He said that he has an opinion about whether to impose fresh sanctions.
" You understand, it is better not to speak publicly with my opinion at this stage. We are ready, But the decision is the responsibility of the governments of the European Union. I think it is very important to preserve the unity of the States that was common position on next steps ", - said the head of the European Commission.
The U.S. and EU imposed a punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations after joining in March of Crimea in structure of the Russian Federation on the results of the referendum. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has named these penalties counterproductive. The West many times threatened to make wider sanctions against Russia, and among them typing limits on exports to the Russian Federation technologies for the oil and gas sector. According to media reports, upcoming 26-27 June EU summit, as expected, will be used to discuss common punishment of Brussels and the capital of the USA on individual sectors of Russian economy.
USA on March 17 decided to impose punishment is relatively high position of Russian politicians and Ministers of foreign Affairs of the EU member States 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, -