Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
MOSCOW, April 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Blacklisting top managers from Russian companies does not impede negotiations and signing of agreements with Western partners, or the functioning of joint ventures with foreign participation, an expert said on Monday.
“Talks with Western partners won’t stop. Within this context, sanctions envisage only a ban on travel to this or that country,” said Dmitry Matveyev, the director of the Center for Legal Regulation of Interstate Relations at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
“Talks may as well be conducted in Moscow, for example, while in view of the development of modern communication means, problems can be settled and negotiations can be held in teleconferences for example,” he said. In some cases authorized persons could be appointed who were not on the list of sanctions.
The US administration cannot forbid private business to deal with this or that company, with this or that person, the deputy head of the department for foreign economic research at the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies, Mikhail Portnoy said. They could only ‘recommend against it,’ he explained.
“But American companies understand everything perfectly. So problems may emerge as to attraction of loans, as to supplies of equipment,” he noted, adding that he was not forecasting difficulties in negotiations at the level of top managers either. “Emissaries may settle emerging problems. In this case, nothing will change in particular,” he said. According to Matveyev, sanctions against top managers will not stand in the way of activity of already registered joint ventures with foreign participation.
“Sanctions envisage a ban on entry into this or that country, but I haven’t seen in any sanction list a ban on the execution of instructions,” Matveyev added.