Ladies and gentlemen, those who address our Treaties, particularly for more corrosive reasons, should not be an excuse for not having brought this regulation into force before the summer. Ladies and gentlemen! Maintaining our treaties, particularly with regard to correlation tables, should not be an excuse before these rules come into force before the summer. Russia`s ability to appeal to the G8 summit on sanctions has been very encouraging and I welcome the Council`s comments on the strengthening of sanctions in a number of countries. Russia`s support for the request for sanctions made at the G8 summit was very promising and I welcome the Council`s remarks on the strengthening of sanctions by many states. .