Unilateral punishment countries on the other lead to the accumulation of negative relations between countries, restrictive measures should be introduced only with the permission of the resolution of the UN security Council, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov..
"Unilateral restrictive measures, attempts extraterritorial use of the national law are nothing more than a manifestation of archaic bloc mentality and lead to the accumulation of confrontational charge in relations between countries, complicate the overall finding solutions to emerging issues," Lavrov said at a public debate in the UN security Council.
He said that " the use of sanctions mechanisms under the UN Charter referred to the exclusive competence of the Security Council ".
Western countries from March 2014 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 was the list of individual penalties against persons, which the EU considers responsible for the destabilization of the situation in Ukraine, released in February.