Europe will face growing painful consequences sanctions policydirected against the Russian Federation, follows from the statement of the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

She also called Washington the main beneficiary of the security crisis in the European Union. According to her, it was the American authorities that provoked the break in the trade and economic partnership between the EU and Moscow.

“The painful consequences of the anti-Russian policy for the European Union will grow,” Zakharova said in a comment published on site Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

In addition, she recalled that the ill-conceived actions of the EU led to a shortage of energy resources on the continent and economic problems. European countries are threatened by deindustrialization amid the reverse effect of restrictive measures, the diplomat concluded.

Earlier, Zakharova assessed the US statements about the possible exclusion of the Russian Federation from the UN Security Council. She stressed that if Washington knew the way to destroy Russia, it would have turned to it long ago.

Author Julia Milenina

Yulia Milenina is a correspondent for the Pravda.Ru news service.