PSKOV, on may 30. /TASS/. The G7 countries are infected with the virus of self-importance and aggrandizement of their own approaches, which prevents them to adequately assess reality. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, commenting on the possibility of tightening sanctions against Russia.
“The members of the Group of seven infected with the virus of self-importance and aggrandizement of their own approaches, which interferes with our colleagues in the West to adequately assess the reality, – the diplomat said. – We speak with a frequency of at least once a day, if someone really would like to see implementation of the Minsk agreements, then the signal in favor of this need constantly and continually to send the authorities in Kiev.”
“We can’t implement anything that we exhibited as conditions in this area, said Deputy foreign Minister. – Russia is not party to the Minsk agreements, and the guarantor countries. Russia is engaged in consistently finding solutions that will, we hope, will help to implement all the Minsk package.” “Therefore, all those spells they have to pay themselves, it is not in the address, it misses the target, as they say, the milk,” he concluded.
In the final Declaration adopted at the summit in Taormina, the G7’s readiness to tighten sanctions against Russia in case of non fulfillment of the Minsk agreements related to the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine.
In 2014, the EU imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and repeatedly expanded and renewed them. Was suspended talks on visa-free regime and on a new basic agreement on cooperation, a ban on entry into EU countries for officials from Russia and frozen their assets, the restrictive measures imposed trade, financial and military. Just in the sanctions lists were 151 people and 37 entities. Sectoral sanctions against 20 Russian financial, oil and defense structures.
Sabotage Minsk agreements
Russia is watching the growing sabotage of the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the Ukrainian leadership, said Ryabkov.
“We are seeing the rise, the increasing sabotage of the Ukrainian political leadership in terms of implementation of the Minsk agreements, he said. – We can not for other to ensure the success of this process.”
According to Ryabkov, the Minsk agreement “has become a mantra that is repeated at the level of political instincts, reflexes our colleagues, especially members of the Group of seven.”
Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation expressed the view that “those who continue to address these requirements (implementation of the Minsk agreements), can not imagine what is really going on,” and probably never read the text of the document.