SIMFEROPOL, March 16 – RIA Novosti. Sanctions interfere with Crimea, these are missed opportunities, but the peninsula within Russia continues to develop, said the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“This can only speak of missed opportunities. The sanctions regime is in the way, but we are moving anyway,” Aksenov said.
He expressed confidence that “the situation will be defused.” “Nevertheless, I believe that we are moving effectively and are not going to get down on our knees,” the head of Crimea added.
Last week, the European Union once again extended for six months the sanctions in force since 2014 “for undermining the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine.” The sanctions against 177 individuals and 48 organizations have been extended until September 15 this year; no changes have been made to the current list.