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ULAN BATOR, September 16. /TASS/. The extension of Western sanctions is treated in Russia like the weather forecast that is traditionally the last in the news broadcast, Russia’s lower house speaker Sergey Naryshkin has said.
"Indeed, some days ago there was a calm announcement on extending sanctions, and apparently, this decision was also taken quietly without any discussion. You know, such decisions and announcements are treated like the weather forecast," the State Duma speaker told reporters in Mongolia at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's session.
These weather forecasts are also treated differently: someone is interested in them, and others are not, Naryshkin said. "But the fact is that this news block - the weather forecast - always occupies the last place in the programs," he said.
"In fact, the sanctions policy is self-destructive for the EU and optimists expect that sooner or later there will be again common sense in the minds of those who take these decisions," he said.
Earlier this week, the EU extended by six months the blacklist against Russia amid the events in Ukraine. The blacklist includes 149 individuals and 37 legal entities which are subject to assets freeze and entry ban until March 15, 2016.