Dmitry Zlatarev. Leader Barack Obama said that Washington "has helped to give power" in Ukraine.
" the head (Vladimir) Putin decided in the Crimea and Ukraine, not because of some Grand strategy, but because he was caught off guard because of the protests on the Maidan and escape (ex-President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych once we have helped in the transfer of power in Ukraine ", - he said in an interview
The actions of the Russian leader Obama called " improvisation ", which, in his vision, going deeper and deeper into circumstances with infractions of international norms ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the United States from a point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. For example, the United States and European Union last year imposed sanctions against a number of the largest Russian financial institutions, including VTB, in fact closing for them to Western capital markets.
in response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. Moscow has stated many times that completely uninvolved in the events in the South-East of Ukraine, does not supply the militia military equipment and ammunition, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.