Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
Watchdog claims Telegram provides means of communication to terroristsBusiness & Economy June 23, 16:45
MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. Anti-Russian sanctions lead to a deadlock, they cannot facilitate solutions to any problems, Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters.
However, the lifting of sanctions depends on the West’s willingness to cooperate with Russia, he added, commenting on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande’s statements in which they said they wanted to extend anti-Russian sanctions.
"We don’t usually comment on these matters because it is up to our western counterparts to decide whether they wanted to cooperate or to continue with sanctions. We believe that (sanctions) lead to a deadlock, they don’t facilitate solutions to any problems," the Kremlin aide said.
When asked if Tokyo could ease anti-Russian restrictions, Ushakov said that "Japan has not yet announced that it planned to lift sanctions." "The fact that Japan joined sanctions doesn’t help boost bilateral trade and economic ties as well as political relations," the Kremlin aide noted.