The Russian foreign Ministry commented on the possible tightening of U.S. sanctions


MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. Possible tightening of Washington’s anti-Russian sanctions due to the internal political situation in the United States, said Friday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“As for the next round of sanctions, which appears regularly… We understand that this process, which also goes to the US regularly, all of this is not facts, and some of the internal political situation”, – said the diplomat.

She noted that this “General trend”, but the specific steps Washington will be commented upon based on the situation.

On Thursday, us senators to Congress a bill toughening anti-Russian sanctions. Co-authors of the initiative were Robert Menendez (Democrat, new Jersey), Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina), John McCain (Republican, Arizona), Cory Gardner (Republican, Colorado), Ben Cardin (Democrat, Maryland), Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat, new Hampshire). They proposed “comprehensive legislation enhancing sanctions pressure on Russia.”

In particular, the document envisages “the tightening of sanctions against energy and financial sectors of Russia”, its “oligarchs and state-owned enterprises”, the application of the “sanctions against the Russian sovereign debt”. In addition, the bill aimed at imposing “sectoral sanctions applicable to cyberspace entities” and the US “National center to repel Russian threats.”

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