Glazyev: sanctions of the USA are strange from the point of view of democracy
The Council of the President of Russia Sergey Glazyev, who is in the list of "unwanted persons," stated that sanctions of the USA against the ussian officials and deputies do not correspond to the principles of democracy.
"By imposing sanctions against deputies of parliament, Americans demonstrate their attitude towards the representatives of the authorities. Parliamentarians express the position of the people you know, they were elected for this purpose. By doing so, they block an opportunity for a dialog of people, who are authorized by people to express the public opinion. This is very strange from the point of view of democratic values," RIA Novosti quoted Glazyev.
Glazyev notes that unlike President Barak Obama, he was born and grew up in Ukraine. "The trouble is that American politicians do not see citizens in Ukraine. Instead of Ukraine they see political puppets, ready to fulfill their instructions and implement their interests," Glazyev said.
On Monday the President of the USA Barak Obama signed a decree about introduction of sanctions in respect of a number of high-ranking Russian and Crimean politicians. The following people are in the list of "unwanted persons": the speaker of the Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko, the Vice-Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the speaker of the Crimean parliament Vladimir Konstantinov, the Prime Minister of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, the Council of the President of the Russian Federation Sergey Glazyev, the Russian Federation presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and others. The persons from the list will not be allowed to enter the USA, their assets and property in the USA will be blocked.
Sanctions are imposed in connection with the referendum in the Crimea on the status of the peninsula.
As was previously reported, nearly 97% of the participants of the referendum in the Crimea voted in favor of joining the region to the Russian Federation, herewith the turnout exceeded 83%. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin stated that the referendum was held according to the international law and the Charter of the United Nations. On Monday he signed a decree, according to which the Crimea is recognized an independent state.