Rogozin: the effect of sanctions against Russia turned out to be opposite to the expectations of the EU

Dmitry Rogozin

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MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS/. Sanctions against Russia have led to an effect opposite to the expectations of their representatives entered the European Union, said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

Earlier on Sunday Bloomberg with reference to sources in Brussels, wrote that the EU can in mid-March to extend for another six months sanctions against 100 citizens of Russia and Ukraine. In particular, according to the newspaper, this decision will affect the businessman and co-owner of Bank “Northern sea way” Arkady Rotenberg, the largest shareholder of Bank “Russia” Yuri Kovalchuk.

“In Russia you cannot use blackmail and threats. Sanctions against our industry have led to the effect opposite to the expectations of officials”, – Rogozin wrote on his official page on the micro-blogging network Twitter.