Rogozin predicted the extension of sanctions against Russia forever


Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin urged to stop to show interest in the position of Washington and Brussels about sanctions against Russia, as they, in his opinion, “always will be”. He said this on Wednesday, 9 March at session of Presidium of state Commission on development of the Arctic region, held in Murmansk region, reports “Interfax”.

“I have to read another message that the European Union or the United States consider lifting the sanctions, then automatically extend. I think that we should lose interest,” — said Rogozin.

“We need to stop interested in what, specifically, is in Brussels or Washington talking about sanctions. We need to keep in mind: sanctions are always against us,” he set the task of Deputy Prime Minister.

Instead, the Vice-Prime Minister urged to develop the Arctic region. “We should all, to the feds, to try to grasp the essence of these problems, try to come not from patterns of decisions, which may be from the teeth bounce off, but come from a difficult situation, in which generally at all times is the Arctic zone, as a zone of special climatic and natural conditions,” — said the Deputy Prime Minister (quoted by TASS).

“In one form or another sanctions will be always, while Russia would seek to his strength, — was continued by Rogozin. — Therefore, in Arctic fight, we must also understand that these decisions should not be standard”.

Earlier on Wednesday it became known that the permanent representatives of the 28 member States of the European Union decided to extend for six months the sanctions against individuals from the black list, in which there are physical and legal persons from Russia and the self-proclaimed DND and LNR.

European diplomatic source “Interfax” specified that the decision was made after “146 individuals and 37 legal entities from Russia and Ukraine”. According to the source, “now it [the list] must approve the Council of the EU is expected on Thursday”. Earlier, a source said that from the list of individuals three people dropped out because of death.

The last time the action of individual sanctions against persons, which the EU believes are responsible for undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine, has been extended to September 2015 to March 2016. The list includes 150 of Russians, and leaders of the breakaway republics in the East of Ukraine, as well as 37 Russian companies.

The restrictive measures include a ban on entry to EU countries and freezing assets in Europe.