Russia’s permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said that the disapproval of Brussels new anti-Russian sanctions Washington could lead to a revision of the situation with the European restrictions. This opinion he expressed on Friday, August 4, the TV channel “Russia-1”, reports TASS.
“Maybe I speak too optimistic, but maybe it will push the Europeans to revise its own sanctions policy,” suggested the Ambassador. He noted that the potential damage for the EU of the new measures is large enough.
Chizhov recalled that in Berlin and in Paris sanction “is regarded as a violation of international law.” “On this side of the Atlantic began to reflect, first, on efficiency, doubts which are growing louder, and, secondly, on the propriety of sanctions pressure on Russia”, — quotes its words “Interfax”.
Chizhov’s statement came at the backdrop of the fact that on 4 August, the EU extended the restrictions against Moscow because of the scandal around the German concern Siemens. The stop-list has added three individuals (including the Deputy Minister of energy of Russia Andrei Tcherezov) and three companies.
On 2 August President of the United States Donald trump signed a law on new anti-sanctions, before it was adopted by the Senate of the Congress. The document, in particular, provides a reduction of up to two weeks maximum term of financing of banks, which are under sanctions, and 30 days — for oil and gas companies. In addition, the law States that Washington will seek to prevent the construction of “Nord stream-2”.