The Russian Foreign Ministry called a “vicious” new US sanctions


Moscow. December 22. In Moscow called the vicious reason that in the USA the decisions on new sanctions against Russia, U.S. government agencies operate in the magical world, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“About December 22, the Ministry of Finance (USA) decisions I must say: first of all, the base itself, which made such decisions, vicious and has nothing to do with the reality that has developed in recent years in the Crimea and in the South-East of Ukraine”, – said Ryabkov.

“U.S. government agencies are in the style of the zombies banging on the open door. They need to attend in order to influence the Kiev authorities, but to repeat it makes no sense. It is clear that those who act in the style of “the zombies”, talking about this is useless,” said he.

On Tuesday it became known that the USA has significantly expanded the “Ukrainian” sanctions list: “black”, and sectoral. In the “black list” (SDN List) – added companies and banks that are active in Crimea, as well as associated with the existing defendants in the list – GenBank, Krayinvestbank, Interbank, Mosoblbank, “Technopromexport”, “Volgogradneftemash” and others. In the list of sectoral sanctions (with far less stringent restrictions) added “daughter” of Sberbank, VTB, Rostec, including VTB 24, Sberbank Europe AG, “Yandex.Money.”