Moscow hopes that freezing the number of mutually beneficial projects with Washington is temporary, said Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov in an interview published on the last working day of the week.
The US has stopped cooperation with Russia in a number of areas because of the position of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the Crimea.
" I would, of course, was not to say that we do not care. Frozen a number of mutually beneficial projects, and among them in the fields of energy, Economics, health, drugs. I would hope that All of this at the time, " the Russian diplomat said.
Deputy Minister doubts that the projects and programs of cooperation with Russia " is so irrelevant to the US that can not difficult to ignore ".
as long as the same as Ryabkov said, in the U.S. capital " prevailed desire to make regarding Russia's admission political pedagogy ".
according to him, the US " fell into a sort of geopolitical a rage, he convinced himself: not a step back, for another position America have the opportunity to falter "." All this left far in the background sensible, pragmatic, normal considerations about the fact that cooperation with Russia vzaimopomoshi and promising. Well, it's a pity about that ", - said Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
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, -