Ukraine's sovereignty over the three years since the advent of the new government definitively lost, said the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. His words leads RIA Novosti with reference to the channel "Russia 24" Wednesday, may 17.
"In Ukraine, unfortunately, nothing remained independent. (...) Ukraine is absolutely, 100 percent dependent on foreign aid — economic, political, military, social, whatever else," said the Senator, answering the question whether the decision on new anti-Russian sanctions independent of the strategy of the Ukrainian authorities or someone else's order.
In his opinion, the existing regime in Kiev, without support from the other States wouldn't have lasted a day. "Certainly there would be a new Maidan," — he stressed.
16 may, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has approved a new package of anti-Russian sanctions. Restrictions assumes to apply, in particular, Mail.Ru Group, social networks "Vkontakte" and "Classmates". In addition, will be blocked by the service "Yandex" and restricted the broadcasting of several television stations.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the restrictions reminded on the principle of reciprocity. In turn, the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky expressed confidence that the new sanctions will not be able to "separate the peoples" of Russia and Ukraine.