Maria Zakharova Photo: Ekaterina Chesnokova / RIA Novosti
Anti-Russian sanctions the United States was useless. This was stated by the representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the briefing, his stream available on Facebook.
“Have you managed to achieve something of those goals that were declared by Washington? (…) No, failed”, — transfers its words of RIA Novosti.
According to Zakharova, the restrictions directly harm American companies working with Russia. The diplomat also noted that the West is still interested in cooperation with Russian business.
22 January it was reported that Washington supports the decision of Brussels, which imposed sanctions in connection with the use of chemical weapons. Under the restrictions were including four Russians.
Earlier in January, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that anti-Russian sanctions of the US show of weakness from Washington.
A number of countries, including the USA and member States of the European Union has imposed restrictive measures against Moscow in 2014, linking them with the annexation of Crimea to Russia, and then the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. The lifting of sanctions linked to the execution of Moscow signed in February of 2015, the Minsk agreements to stabilize the situation in the Donbass. Russia has repeatedly said that is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine, therefore, the responsibility for the implementation of the provisions lies with the Kiev authorities and militia leaders.
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