The Kremlin said the threat of the West to impose sanctions for supporting Assad

The Kremlin said the threat of the West to impose sanctions for supporting Assad© RIA Novosti. Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

In Moscow it is regrettable sanctions rhetoric of the United States and the unwillingness of partners to understand the processes occurring in Syria, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

«And, in fact, Express a profound lack of understanding that these attempts to substitute for the inability and unwillingness to help in the Syrian settlement here these here are absolutely groundless threats in terms of sanctions,» — said Peskov, commenting on the statements by the press Secretary of the White House Gorse Ernest about the possibility of sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Syria.

According to Peskov, instead of helping in the Syrian settlement the West only continues to threaten new sanctions absurd.

Answering the question about how the Kremlin estimate the probability of new sanctions and what will be the reaction of the Kremlin in the event of their introduction, Peskov said that «there’s some eventual arguments completely inappropriate.»

The press Secretary expressed the hope that eventually common sense will prevail, and statements about sanctions will remain just talk.

The leaders of the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Canada said the possibility of sanctions against allies of President Bashar al-Assad. They also accused Russia and Iran’s unwillingness to promote a political solution in Syria.

Calls for new sanctions sound in the background of reports on the release of the government army of Syria, the Eastern part of the city of Aleppo from rebels.

According to the defense Ministry of Russia, the West is «amazing blindness» in assessing the situation in Aleppo.


The head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev is sure that each new call to impose sanctions against Russia — no more than the protection of private, mostly parochial interests. On the eve of the fall of the stronghold of terrorists in Aleppo, the West is preparing the ground to explain to their own constituents, «why do they repeatedly fail to win this war between good and evil, and we have obtained», said the Senator.