According to Peskov, Moscow regret the continuation of a conversation about sanctions. “The continuation of the sanctions rhetoric causes us regret. Also regrettable is the unwillingness of our partners to understand the processes” — quoted Peskov “Interfax”.
“It causes deep misunderstanding of the attempts to substitute the inability and unwillingness to help in the Syrian settlement are absolutely groundless threats of sanctions,” he added.
The press Secretary stressed that instead of helping in the settlement, “our partners are not doing anything effective and just continue the line on another threat for the announcement of some new absurd sanctions.” To the question about the possible response of the Russian leadership on the new sanctions, Peskov said that “there’s some eventual arguments completely inappropriate.” “Still want to believe that in the end common sense will prevail, and in reality, these conversations remain conversations” — concluded the press-Secretary of the President.
Wednesday, December 7, representatives of Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA and France issued a joint statement in which they called for sanctions against supporters of the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria. It said that these countries are willing to “consider additional restrictive measures against individuals or institutions that act for or on behalf of the Syrian regime” and urged the UN to collect evidence of violations in Syria.
In addition, the leaders of the six countries announced their presence in Aleppo, a humanitarian disaster and demanded “immediately” to enter a ceasefire that the UN could provide assistance to the population. They also called on the Syrian government to accept the UN plan for cease-fire in Aleppo and urged Russia and Iran to use their influence that the plan was approved.