MOSCOW, December 10. The Chairman of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin said that anticipates Western sanctions against Russia, in addition to the already existing ones.
“I think we will once again witness an artificially running from the side of our opponents ‘turns of tension”, – the speaker said today at the session of the Presidium of legislators Council of the Russian Federation.
“Over the years we clearly saw: the amendment of Jackson – Vanik and the Magnitsky list, domestic crisis or the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF) – Washington all amiss, if only to justify another illegal sanctions”, – said Naryshkin. “Pay attention – not even the extension of existing restrictions and the introduction of new”, he warned.
In this regard, the head of the chamber sees the task of the Board of legislators to “legal means, legal arguments to show the inadequacy, delusion foreign line of confrontation”. “This is why I attach such great importance to this section of the future report from the national legislation,” he added.
The United States began to impose sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in March 2014. Under their action came a number of Russian banks and companies, as well as high-ranking officials, was prohibited the export of American goods, technologies and services to Crimea. American investment in the Peninsula, too, was outlawed. The sanctions had been extended and extended. Today, the US sanction list includes 87 names, 49 Russian companies, banks and organizations, and proclaimed the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic and their structure.
In 2014, the EU imposed sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and repeatedly expanded and renewed. Were suspended talks on visa-free regime and on a new basic agreement on cooperation, a ban on entry to EU countries for officials from the Russian Federation and frozen their assets, the restrictive measures imposed trade, financial and military nature. Just in the sanctions lists were 151 people and 37 entities. Sectoral sanctions apply to 20 Russian financial, oil and defense structures.