23 May 2014, 12:58

Sanctions against Russia mean failure of US policy in Ukraine - Russian MP

Sanctions against Russia mean failure of US policy in Ukraine - Russian MP

By imposing sanctions on Russia, the United States is trying to hide its guilt for the events in Ukraine, Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin has said.

"All these sanctions are not just stupidity on the part of the U.S. and the European Union. First and foremost, it is an attempt certainly on the part of the U.S. to hide its own guilt for the ongoing events in Ukraine from the public," he told the Rossiya 24 television station on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum on Friday.

"In fact, it is a failure of the US policy in Ukraine," Naryshkin said. "I would like to repeat that it [sanctions against Russia] is an attempt to divert attention to a so-called "useless item"," he said.

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