Russian Foreign Ministry: Moscow disappointed by Bern’s decision to expand anti-Russian sanctions

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Switzerland’s decision to expand sanctions against Russia seems absurd in the context of Russia’s active assistance with the Minsk arrangements implementation.” That statement was made by the Russian Foreign Ministry.

“We are disappointed by Bern’s decisions to repeat unfriendly steps of the European Union towards Russia, which continues in defiance of common sense and the current situation and to the disadvantage of their own interests,” said the Russian Foreign Ministry. As the Ministry reported, “these sanctions seem absurd in the context of Russia’s active assistance with the Minsk arrangements implementation and the progress in keeping the cease-fire by the Ukrainian parties to conflict and their heavy weapons withdrawal.”

Swiss Government ‘s decision

On March 6 the Swiss Federal Council (government) took additional measures aimed at preventing the use of the Swiss Confederation territory to circumvent the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the EU. In the context of the December 2014 and February 2015 decisions, the EU prohibited cooperation with the Crimea and Sevastopol in the areas of investment and tourism and enlarged the list of restrictions on the export of goods. In addition, the EU included 28 individuals and entities from Russia and Donbass in the sanctions list.

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