St Petersburg’s landmark cathedral to get patriarchal statusSociety & Culture April 28, 3:07
Russians to be proud of its F1 racer Daniil Kvyat - Toro Rosso principalSport April 28, 3:02
Moscow holds first night rehearsal of Victory Day ParadeMilitary & Defense April 28, 1:18
Russia’s Kvyat expects full-house attendance at 2017 F1 Russia GP in SochiSport April 28, 1:14
Only OPCW investigation can bring up truth on Khan Sheykhun chemical attack — MoscowWorld April 27, 23:37
Kvyat to race at home F1 GP in Sochi with new helmet design depicting him riding torpedoSport April 27, 21:43
Maria Sharapova gets into quarterfinal of tournament in StuttgartSport April 27, 21:16
Russia, Japan to hold bilateral year of culture in 2018World April 27, 20:49
Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow – pragmatism above all elseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 19:18
MOSCOW, September 6 (Itar-Tass) - The EU announcement about planned new anti-Russian sanctions indicates that EU leaders, after the ceasefire agreement signing in Minsk, factually send a signal of direct support for “the party of war” in Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Moscow has paid attention to the letter of European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso published in Brussels about restrictions against Russia and media reports about the EU permanent representatives committee’s consideration of new sanctions, the ministry said.
Actually, the announcement about new anti-Russian sanctions is the first reaction of the EU to the Minsk meeting of the contact group on settlement of the situation in Ukraine and the agreements reached there to return peace to Ukrainians. Thus, the European Union has demonstrated that its leaders remain in “the political world behind the looking glass” and factually send a signal of direct support to “the party of war” in Kiev, which does not like the results of the meeting.
“Instead of desperately searching for ways how to hurt the economies of their countries and Russia more painfully, the European Union should better support economic revival of Donbass and recovery of life in the region,” the Russian ministry said.
If the EU imposes new sanctions, Russia certainly will respond, the ministry added.