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Ryabkov said no new sanctions will change Russia's course



08.11.2018

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MOSCOW, November 8 – RIA News. The new round, 63 minutes of US sanctions set in connection with Crimea and the situation in the Donbass will not change Russia's course, these actions are empty from Washington, Deputy Minister for Russia, Sergei Ryabkov, Rosti Novosti said.

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"Of course, we will study the content of the decisions made today, we will analyze which individuals and legal entities that are specifically referred to. We understand that part of the defendants of this new American list is belong to the Donetsk region, the fighting republics to secure their rights "- said Ryabkov.

Earlier on Thursday, the United States placed penalties on three individuals and nine organizations in connection with the consolidation of Crimea and the situation in the Donbas. Among the nine organizations that fell under the sanctions – the sanatorium "Ai-Petri", "Dulber" and "Mishor" in the Crimea, as well as the "Southern Project" company, The "Russian" bank owned by Yuri Kovalchuk, who bought the end of 2017, offered 100% of the "New World" wild wine plant in the Crimea.

"We already see that the US, despite repeated statements, including at different levels recently, aims to move towards normalization of contacts, refuses to accept weight and fix, not least unacceptable to us, "added the Russian diplomat.

Ryabkov replied that the Russian side has repeatedly stated: there is a final and free choice of Crimean residents and the city of Sevastopol, which meant that both of these Russian Federation's subjects were able to develop freely and in dynamic in Russia, "this option does not reverse."

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"Whatever our enemies say, whatever opposes our course in Washington or other capital letters," said Ryabkov.

He emphasized that the next proportion of the American penalties – the 63th of 2011 – "would not change anything in our approach and a firm decision to follow our own course."

He did not ignore that "this type of decision might be important to someone in Washington, but for someone they are part of self-praise or entertaining someone's pride."

"But they do not belong to us at all," summarized Ryabkov.


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