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.