Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin does not see a subject for the imposition of sanctions against Russia on Syria, RIA “Novosti”. According to him, Russia is legitimate to fight terrorism in the territory of the Republic.
Peskov said that Russia is “the only country armed forces which
legitimate — from the point of view of international law — are located in the Syrian
Arab Republic”. “We know that there are still countries, whose armed forces are illegitimate from the point of view of international law are in Syria,” — said the press Secretary of the President.
The press Secretary added that the Kremlin did not know about plans to impose new sanctions against Russia. “No, we do not know. The fact that this is completely anonymous any messages. No official statements, of direct or indirect references to this theme at the official level was not. We believe that,” said the spokesman.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal, citing an informed source reported that the German government is considering to promote the introduction of new EU sanctions against Russia due to the recent actions in Syria. According to the interlocutor, now the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel is exploring different ways of putting pressure on Moscow, including economic constraints.
4 Oct Josh Ernest, press Secretary of the President of the United States, said that the White house does not rule out the imposition of sanctions against Syria and Russia, however, this measure will be discussed with the partners of Washington. Later official representative of foreign Ministry of Germany Martin Schaefer said that specific plans and proposals on the introduction of sanctions against Russia in connection with the support of the Syrian authorities there.