The Kremlin hopes that common sense will prevail in the western countries and the threats of taking more sanctions against Russia will never materialize.




“It is to be hoped that common sense will ultimately prevail and in reality these speculations (about more western sanctions) will remain empty talk,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media.


The Kremlin could not but regret the continuing sanctions-related rhetoric.


“Also regrettable is the reluctance and unpreparedness of our western partners to realize the gist of the ongoing processes,” he said.


Peskov described western statements as “an attempt to substitute its inability and unpreparedness to contribute to Syrian settlement with groundless sanction threats.”


“Instead of facilitating further progress along the Syrian settlement track our partners have in fact done nothing effective. They have merely continued a policy of more threats to impose some more absurd sanctions,” Peskov said.