In accordance with the decree, distributed by the press service of the White house, remains, “the state of emergency, imposed in connection with attempts to undermine democratic processes in Ukraine, to violate its sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
The document States that this situation creates “an extraordinary threat to the national security and U.S. foreign policy”.
The decree enumerates the causes that led to the imposition of sanctions, including the annexation of Crimea to Russia, the use of force in Ukraine, an attempt to undermine democratic processes in this country, the threat to the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In addition to document orders 13660, 2014, Obama signed three orders, which confirmed the difficult situation in Ukraine and the fact that “the Russian occupation of Crimea.” They also extended today by the decree of the American President.
The document in its current form extended to March 6, 2017.