The Russian foreign Ministry: Russia reserves right for response measures in connection with the extension of U.S. sanctions

The Russian foreign Ministry: Russia reserves right for response measures in connection with the extension of U.S. sanctions


MOSCOW, March 3. The extension of U.S. anti-Russian sanctions have a devastating effect on relations between the two countries.

This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.

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“It is regrettable that the US continues enthusiastically to play the sanctions against Russia than two years of trying to deflect responsibility for the coup in Ukraine, and now the deplorable consequences of the reign of their customers Kiev, – noted in depodesta. – It is clear that the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, which has stalled because of the unwillingness of Kiev to fulfill Minsk agreements, it does not help, but on Russian-American relations affects destructive way.”

Moreover, continued in the Ministry, “the atmosphere of dialogue between the two countries depends a lot in world Affairs, in global and regional security”.

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“Systematically undermining the framework of bilateral relations, the U.S. should be aware that by doing so undermine the possibility of interaction on key international problems, for assistance in the decision which they regularly turn to us”, – said the foreign Ministry.

“Washington should understand the futility of its sanctions policy and the danger of the course on confrontation with Russia. For its part reserve the right to retaliate as we deem adequate to Russian national interests,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.

The extension of the sanctions

Yesterday President Barack Obama extended for one year the sanctions against Russia, introduced because of the events in Ukraine.

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Only in Russia was followed by three of the presidential decree of the USA – between 16 and 20 March 2014 (decrees 13661 and 13662) and of 19 December of the same year (decree 13685) in the Crimea.

These sanctions was raised a number of Russian citizens, including officials, and officials of the government of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych.

In addition, these activities covered a number of major Russian entrepreneurs, several companies and the leadership proclaimed the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics

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