Minister of economy of France Emmanuel macron expressed concern about damage to the economy of the EU anti-punishment, and tried to convince European countries to put pressure on Russia to both sides withdrew punishment against each other.
According to the Agency, macron said that Europe " collective responsibility " for putting pressure on the Russian Federation, for the events in Ukraine and the Crimea. In his vision, the penalties against the Russian Federation does not have the ability to be mitigated or removed completely without changing the position of the Russian Federation ".
He also expressed " concern for the economic side effects of the sanctions against Russia, influencing European business. For example, damaged oil companies and producers of food products, doing business with Russia.
before the first day of the week the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande Also said that the punishment of the West towards Russia the situation around Ukraine.
Economic punishment on the Russian legal entities and individuals were introduced to the background of Ukrainian fall. They assume custody of assets and visa limits for Russian politicians and businessmen, and a ban on lending for a number of organizations. In response to Western punish Russia imposed a ban on the export of a number of food items from countries that spend the sanctions policy of the Russian capital.
Russia has stated many times that is not involved in the events in Eastern Ukraine and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Russia Also many times called all external actors to influence Kiev for the execution of the Minsk agreements in order to address the situation in the East of the country.
Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed punishment on a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and organizations because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices began in December limits, when the head of the U.S. announced an economic blockade of the Crimea, and in the sanctions List included a number of famous figures from the Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, first fell under the sentence, the material of the Fins news