The restrictive measures against Moscow 'have a minimal effect on Russia’s military policy,' British parliamentarians think.
The Defence Committee of the British Parliament urged the government to expand the list of Russian officials in relation to which the sanctions should be introduced. This is stated in the Committee's report that was released on July 5.
Despite the fact that the sanctions have caused certain economic damage to Russia, 'they haven’t reduced Russia’s further military intervention, 'the report says. It states that the restrictive measures 'have a minimal effect on Russia’s military policy.'
The document contains a recommendation 'to promote the renewal of the EU sanctions against Russia and to consider their expansion by increasing the group of people from the country's leadership.' The Parliament supported extension of restrictive measures against Moscow that had been introduced due to the conflict in Ukraine.
On July 1, the European Union has extended the economic sanctions against Russia for another six months until January 31, 2017.
The restrictive measures against Moscow were introduced in the summer of 2014 due to the Kremlin's intervention in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Brussels insists that sanctions can be lifted only when the Minsk agreements are implemented by Russia.
As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Merkel makes important statement on prolongation of anti-Russian sanctions.