Western countries are ready for new possible sanctions for Russia, but their introduction is not an end in itself, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"We, of course, ready, in case of extreme necessity, to the new sanctions are not an end in itself. We do not wish, " said Merkel reporters in Berlin on the results of the talks with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
first against Russia by countries of the West has imposed a series of sanctions, because the Ukrainian authorities, as well as the USA and the EU many times accused Moscow of interfering in Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls the accusations are unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly said that is not a party to domestic conflict and uninvolved in the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
in response to punishment, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have imposed in relation to it limits: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and some other products.
Western countries from March 2014 has repeatedly imposed punishment because of the position of Russia in Ukraine. The last case of using such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when was expanded sanctions List USA.
The list of Russian Citizens and organizations, who are Under punishment, the material of the Fins news