Russia accuses EU of giving into U. S. sanction 'blackmail'

(AGI) Moscow, July 17 - Russia said it was disappointed by whatit called the EU giving in to U.S. blackmail over sanctions.The Foreign Ministry said: "The European Union, incontradiction with its own interests, has succumbed to theblackmail of the U.S. administration and has followed the pathof sanctions against Russia." It expressed its opposition tothe "use of economic instruments as a political weapon". Thestatement on its website followed Brussels publishing a newlist of companies and individuals under sanctions in responseto the Ukraine crisis. . .

(AGI) Moscow, July 17 - Russia said it was disappointed by whatit called the EU giving in to U.S. blackmail over sanctions.The Foreign Ministry said: "The European Union, incontradiction with its own interests, has succumbed to theblackmail of the U.S. administration and has followed the pathof sanctions against Russia." It expressed its opposition tothe "use of economic instruments as a political weapon". Thestatement on its website followed Brussels publishing a newlist of companies and individuals under sanctions in responseto the Ukraine crisis. . .