MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS./ Sanctions policy of the USA acquired chaotic character, one goal: to contain Russia and to encourage a Europe that increasingly doubts the value of transatlantic solidarity. This opinion was expressed on Saturday by the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
“The recent us sanctions printer is clearly mad and churning out appropriate solutions like a bee, rapidly lifting curve punitive statistics up. Behind the Ministry of Finance with the state Department, releasing into circulation new sanctions decisions, already perceived as sacred ritual and nothing more than,” Kosachev wrote on his page in Facebook.
According to Kosachev, the Russian direction of the US Treasury continues to systematically “pushed through” the Ukrainian and Crimean subjects, meanwhile, comes installed by Congress “H-hour” to implement section 241 of the notorious law “On combating the enemies of America through sanctions”, which entered into force in August last year, “and the news expected tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.”
“The stories are different, the goal one again. To deter Russia and, in parallel, to cheer jamesawsome Europe, increasingly doubt the value of transatlantic solidarity. The game is in fact one of the gates, and they are clearly not European,” – said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council.
New US sanctions
On Friday, the United States expanded the number of companies and individuals in Russia and other countries are subject to unilateral U.S. sanctions imposed at the time in connection with events in Ukraine. Under them fell, in particular, the 12 organizations that, according to Washington, are associated with “Surgutneftegaz” (the company is under U.S. sanctions and the European Union as of 2014), the company “Power machines”, as well as the structure of Rostec’s Technopromexport. In the sanctions lists of the USA also included the Deputy Minister of energy of the Russian Federation Andrey Tcherezov and the Director of the Department of operational control and management in power industry of the Ministry of energy Eugene Grabchak.
A new extension of restrictive measures, the United States affected, including those who were involved in the supply of gas turbines produced by German company Siemens for thermal power plants in the Crimea, is spoken in the comment of the press service of the U.S. Treasury. According to him, these actions are part of the continuing commitment of the U.S. Treasury Department the conservation of the sanctions pressure on Russia to fully implement the obligations under the Minsk agreements.