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Wednesday, 20.08.2014, 21:28
Russia could limit import of industrial goods from the United States and European Union in retaliation for their sanctions against Russia, as the Russian newspaper Vedomosti reports today citing two Russian officials, writes LETA.
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At an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on Friday, European Union foreign ministers confirmed that Russia's actions in regard to Ukraine are being continuously monitored and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated that the European Union stands ready to consider further steps, if the situation demands it, Estonian Foreign Ministry press department announced, cites LETA.
The economic war between Russia and the Western is and will be painful for both sides, however, Russia is incapable of winning it, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", informs LETA.
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin came to power, it seems that he did not have the opportunity to escape his past and move on to the next stage in understanding his own country and the world, as author and public activist Igor Vatolin said in an interview with LETA.
Russian Ambassador to Latvia Alexander Veshnyakov yesterday met with the Foreign Ministry's Deputy State Secretary Inga Skujina, during which he explained that Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky was not expressed Russia's official stance in his recent highly controversial comments.
Estonian Defence Minister Sven Mikser says that Russia will try to achieve its strategic objectives in Eastern Ukraine without military invasion as long as President Vladimir Putin thinks this brings success, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Imposing sanctions against Russia in order to stop its aggression in Ukraine was a "nightmarish" idea, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes" this morning, reports LETA.