THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

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In Russia also consider sanctions against him “useless” and that they only “interfere to build a mutually beneficial dialogue.”

Russia reserves right to “respond adequately” to new European Union sanctions because of the elections of the President of Russia in the occupied Crimea.

This was stated press Secretary of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova, reports Radio Liberty.

“We believe that in the EU everyone has long obvious the futility of anti-sanctions, which turned into a ritual demonstration of the EU’s internal solidarity. The only practical result – the accumulation of “irritants” which prevent to build mutually beneficial dialogue and cooperation with Russia in the interests of our citizens”, – said Zakharov.

As reported, on 14 may, the EU extended sanctions list for violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine to 155 people .

In particular, the EU contributed to the sanctions list five people who have supported and undermined the integrity of Ukraine, holding elections of the President of Russia in the occupied Crimea.