The EU's decision to impose new sanctions against Russia suggests that Brussels has set a course for the further aggravation of relations with Moscow. This is stated in the official statement THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY.
"Now, when you went to the fragile peace process in Ukraine, began the exchange of prisoners, when seemingly all the power you need to redirect from the accumulation of mutual accusations and sanctions escalation to promote the search for ways out of the domestic conflict, such steps seem particularly inappropriate and short-sighted," said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The actions of the EU, according to diplomats, "devoid of logic and common sense", as Brussels introduces new restrictive measures, in parallel pondering over the full lifting of sanctions. "These new anti-sanctions also will not remain without reaction from our side," he assured on Smolensk square.
On Friday come into force new sanctions against Russia the European Union. Brussels intends to restrict access to the capital market of the EU for three Russian defense enterprises and three energy companies. The new package of sanctions will be imposed against major Russian state-owned banks, as well as a 24 physical violence. Measures will not affect the gas sector.
In the Macedonian Parliament stormed by protesters, the fight was injured, the leader of the social Democrats, Zoran Zaev. The social Democrats and the party representing the interests of ethnic Albanians voted for the election of the Albanian Talat Haveri the speaker of Parliament. This decision caused the indignation of the nationalists.
The air defense intercepted Israel over the Golan heights aerial target that was moving from Syria. According to residents of the Israeli city of Safed, located in the North of the country, they witnessed the launch of two missiles air defense systems "Patriot" and flash in the night sky — the result of hitting the target.
The U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley called on the members of the UN security Council to put pressure on Moscow. "We need to put pressure on Russia, because Russia continues to cover the Syrian regime — announced Hayley. — All the attention and all the pressure now has to be paid to Russia".
United Airlines reached an agreement with the passenger injured in the violent expulsion from the cabin before departure from Chicago. The amount of compensation was not disclosed. The airline stressed that assumes "full responsibility for what happened.
The men's team of Russia on hockey lost to team Sweden in the match of the Czech stage of the Eurotour. The meeting was held on Thursday, April 27, and ended with the victory of the Swedes in overtime with a score of 4:3 (0:2, 1:1, 2:0, 1:0). The decisive goal in the 65th minute of the match was scored by Gabriel Lindeskog.
In Moscow criticized the study of France on the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib. In particular, the foreign Ministry expressed doubt that the samples are received by the intelligence agencies of France on the site of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria credible.