Moscow: The anti-Russian sanctions of the European Union in connection with the situation in the Kerch Strait are being taken under the strongest pressure of Washington.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergey Lavrov, announced this today, February 13.
“We have long said that we are not discussing sanctions with anyone. We want to improve our economy, trade with normal foreign partners in such a way as not to depend on someone's whims, in this case, those who did not keep their word and did not force the opposition to fulfill agreements with former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych,” said the minister.
“We know that these sanctions are taken under the strongest pressure of the United States, which once again speaks of the non-independence of the European Union. Sadly, we are open to dialogue. But we will proceed from the fact that we should not depend on the people who do this, including with their obligations regarding the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis in February 2014,” he added.