The country is already living under sanctions, and they play a role that will go Russia, said the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international relations, Alexander Romanovich.
Moscow, 21 Dec –. Russia is not scared of anything, and of the sanctions the country is trying to extract maximum value, said on air “Russian news service”, Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international relations, Alexander Romanovich, commenting on the extension of the EU to the ongoing economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2016.
“The decision was expected. What we can be intimidated? We already anything it is impossible to intimidate. We are in the midst of these sanctions are already living, trying to extract the maximum benefit from this,” said Romanovich.
The politician is optimistic about the future and I am confident that the sanctions prompted the authorities “to quickly get off the oil needle, to develop its economy, its financial sector”. Alexander Romanovich sure that in the future the restrictions will do Russia good.
“I’m not saying that sanctions are good, but they play a role that will benefit us”, he said.
The European Union on Monday confirmed the extension of existing economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2016. “21 December 2015, the Council extended the EU economic sanctions against Russia until July 31, 2016,” reads the statement of the EU Council.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. The EU and the USA from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against her: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.