Russia will respond to new Western sanctions

“Cynicism and hypocrisy” called in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia new Western sanctions against Moscow. “The Russian side will not leave unanswered the unfriendly action of the EU”, — said in a communique published on Saturday, March 16, on the Agency’s website.

“The”wine” of our border guards is that they are the resolute actions stopped organized by the Kiev authorities on 25 November 2018 gross provocation in the area of the Kerch Strait,” — noted in the communiqué.

“Practical answer” the United States and Canada at the Russian foreign Ministry also promised the day before, saying that Washington and Ottawa “covered dense Russophobia”.

15 March, the European Union, the United States and Canada have expanded sanctions lists against Moscow in connection with incident with the capture of the Ukrainian sailors in the Kerch Strait and the annexation of Crimea.

In the canadian sanctions list included 114 people. Among them — the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, the chief of Regardie Viktor Zolotov, the head of Bank VTB Andrey Kostin, the head of Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov, the former head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, and also the son of a businessman Arkady Rotenberg Igor Rotenberg. In addition, Canada has added to its list of 15 Russian legal entities.

The EU imposed sanctions against eight citizens of Russia, which considers guilty of the incident in the Kerch Strait. Among them — the commander of the southern military district Alexander Dvornikov, head of the border guard of the FSB in the Crimea and Sevastopol Sergey Stankevich, the Deputy Andrey Shenin and the chief of service of FSB in the Crimea and Sevastopol Ruslan Romashkin.

The U.S. Treasury has added to the sanctions list six citizens of Russia and eight Russian enterprises “in response to ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine.”
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