Zakharova: the tightening of U.S. sanctions makes little difference to Russia

MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. The tightening of sanctions by the USA was not unexpected for Russia, the Russian economy has learned to work in the circumstances. This was stated on Thursday at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“We did not become news information on new sanctions, the United States, she said. – In essence these steps make little difference to Russia. Our economy has learned to work in the current circumstances, moreover, benefit as a powerful impetus to the development was received by the whole industry and is diversifying trade relations””.

“Unfortunately, the U.S. government on the contrary continues to block its business community the prospects of profitable deals and long-term contracts,” – said the diplomat.

Zakharova called paradoxical fact that the United States, “who posed as the benchmark market economy is increasingly slipping into the legislative methods of control and political considerations sacrifice the interests of business.”

October 31, the U.S. Treasury clarified the parameters of the sanctions against Russia’s energy sector. Adjustments were made on the basis of signed by the President of the United States Donald trump 2 August 2017 of the law on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The US administration has issued a warning to foreign partners of Russia in the energy field.