MOSCOW, April 4 – RIA Novosti. The imposition of sanctions against the enterprises of Sevastopol became the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory, Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy head of the international committee of the Federation Council, told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy earlier put into effect the decision of the National Defense and Security Council (NSDC) to impose sanctions on Rossotrudnichestvo, Volga-Dnepr and a number of other enterprises, including the Molot-Mechanika plant and Sevmormash from Sevastopol.
“The imposition of sanctions against the enterprises of Sevastopol became the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory, since no sanctions are being imposed on themselves,” Dzhabarov said.
He also believes that the American partners “helped Kiev in drawing up the sanctions list,” since the Ukrainian authorities hardly have the necessary information.
The legislator believes that the Foreign Ministry will give its assessment of these events. In his opinion, “our sanctions against Ukraine can be more effective.” At the same time, Dzhabarov drew attention to the fact that although Kiev is going to aggravate relations with Moscow, Ukraine continues to earn money by pumping Russian gas.
“If they think that in case of deterioration of relations with Russia NATO will stand up for them, it is unlikely,” the politician concluded.