MOSCOW, December 11 - RIA Novosti. President Barack Obama has questioned the feasibility of the introduction of new sanctions against Russia if they lead to a split between Washington and Europe, transfers on Thursday agency Reuters .
"I think if we can simply impose new sanctions more and more, more and more and eventually (Vladimir) Putin change his mind, in my opinion, is a miscalculation," - Obama said, as quoted by the agency.
Relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated over the situation in Ukraine. In late July, the EU and the United States from the point of sanctions against certain individuals and companies have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has limited food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against her: the US, EU Member States, Canada, Australia and Norway.
As the United States and the European Union imposed sanctions against Russian politicians and businessmen
US and EU do not recognize the annexation of Crimea to Russia and accuse Moscow of interfering in the affairs of Ukraine. Russia denies the allegations and calls unacceptable. Western countries since March has repeatedly imposed sanctions against a number of Russian politicians, businessmen and companies and threatened to extend the restrictive measures. The last case of the use of such practices became September sanctions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 6 signed a decree on the application of certain special economic measures to ensure safety. Imports of certain goods from countries that have imposed sanctions against Moscow, bounded on the year. In the corresponding list includes beef, pork, fruits, poultry, dairy products, nuts and other products. Full list of prohibited for import into Russia of products - Help RIA Novosti >>