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Economic measures on Russia in response to the unfriendly actions of Ukraine will be personal and will affect those businesses who support the schism, believes the Deputy head of the economic Committee of the Federation Council Valery Vasiliev.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed on Monday a decree on special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Kiev against the Russians.
«To talk about what special economic measures can be taken against Ukraine, is now difficult. These steps should offer the government of Russia, but already now it is possible to assume that these measures will be directed exclusively against very specific people from the environment (President of Ukraine) Petro Poroshenko, which support Ukraine’s accession to NATO» — said Vasiliev RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
He noted that this is a serious issue for Russia, especially now when the US President Donald trump said that the country intends to withdraw from the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles. In addition, «most likely the sanctions will be directed against those Ukrainian businessmen who supported the schism, and against the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, took anti-Russian laws,» said Vasilyev.
According to the Senator, the sanctions are unlikely to remain undetected and ordinary citizens of Ukraine, at least because only in the last couple of years, the export from Russia to the country increased by about a third. «So anyway kontrsanktsii Russia will be felt by ordinary citizens and this, of course, complicate their complicated life», — said Vasilyev.
Because of the decision of Constantinople to begin providing non-canonical autocephaly churches in Ukraine, which the Russian Orthodox Church is called the schism, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in mid-October announced the severance of communication with the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the ROC, including Ukraine and Belarus. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has called canonically void, and saw politics in the abolition of Constantinople by the act of 1686 on the transfer of the Kyiv Metropolitanate to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate. The head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion said that Constantinople lost its right to be called the coordinating centre of Orthodoxy. In the Russian Orthodox Church hope that Constantinople will change the decision to give the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church, and before that he will be in schism.