Moscow. 14 Jan. The chair of PARNAS Mikhail Kasyanov believes that the adoption by Congress of the bill on “comprehensive” sanctions against Russia will deal another serious blow to the Russian economy and will reduce the chances for a reset in Russian-American relations.
“Under the legislative ban could be investments and supply of equipment in the oil and gas sector, participation in the privatization of Russian state assets, sale and purchase of Russian sovereign debt. In the case of the adoption of these restrictive measures, the Russian economy in for another shock. To repeal the law would be extremely difficult, even loyal to the us administration. And loyalty to the policy of the Kremlin from the team of Donald trump should not wait”, – Kasyanov wrote in his Facebook on Saturday.
He noted that restrictions on investment in the Russian oil and gas sector and a ban on the supply of all technological equipment, information and services that can help in the development of oil and gas will lead to failing to start new fields.
He noted that this year against the background of future constraints should expect a smooth, 10-percent devaluation of the ruble.
A group of U.S. senators, including Republican John McCain, Democrats Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez, on Tuesday introduced a Senate bill to impose additional sanctions against Russia because of alleged cyber attacks.
Prospective sanctions will affect investment in the energy sector and the sphere of sovereign debt.