Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia

  • White House: The U.S. will continue the policy of sanctions against Russia until it 'leaves eastern Ukraine'

    The USA intends to continue the sanctions policy towards Russia until it "leaves eastern Ukraine," as indicated on Tuesday by the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, at a routine press briefing.

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Finance Ministry included 38 people and organizations, including "two Russian civil servants" and two of their assistants, in the sanctions list. Among the Russians on the list are the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Sergey Nazarov, a member …

  • Russia prepares retaliatory measures for US sanctions

    According to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, Russia has begun to develop retaliatory measures after the latest expansion of sanctions by Washington, RIA Novosti reported.

    "We regret this [step by the US]. And it is with this feeling once again of missed opportunities to move towards improving our bilateral relations that we begin to work out our response measures," Ryabkov specified.

    According to Ryabkov, Washington "plays into the hands of the war party in Kyiv"; that is, …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry thanked the EU Council for the extension of sanctions against Russia

    Ukraine is grateful for the consistent policy of the EU on the non-recognition of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the adoption by the EU Council of a decision to extend the term of the ‘Crimean package’ of sanctions against the ‘aggressor state’ for 12 months ‘without discussion,’ as stated in the commentary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, published on their official website.

    “We highly appreciate the constant attention of the EU to the situation in the occupied Crimea, which is …

  • Congressman Marco Rubio: Trump does not oppose new sanctions against Russia

    US President Donald Trump has nothing against the imposition of new sanctions against Russia; but the State Department, which is trying to establish a dialogue with Moscow, is opposed to this. US Senator Marco Rubio (a Republican from Florida) expressed this opinion on Sunday.

    "I personally believe that at the core of resistance [toward sanctions against the Russian Federation] is not the president," he said in an interview with NBC television. "I do not think the president himself has a …

  • Germany and Austria call on US to revise recent Russian sanctions bill

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern called for a correction of the bill approved by US senators to tighten anti-Russian sanctions in the energy sector.

    They believe that these measures threaten the European companies participating in the development of Europe’s energy supply.

    “Political sanctions should not be linked up to economic interest. To threaten companies in Germany, Austria and other European firms with fines in the US if they take part in or …

  • US senate approves bill on new sanctions against Russia

    On Wednesday, the US Senate almost unanimously (97 for, 2 against) approved the document which could put into law and expand the sanctions against Russia, Golos Ameriki reports.

    Corresponding amendments were introduced into the law on sanctions with respect to Iran. The senators added the Russian sanctions there too.

    Amongst other things, the document obligates the White House to coordinate the decision with Congress if it decides to ease, suspend or lift the current sanctions against Russia. …

  • US Congress introduces bill for new sanctions against Russia

    The US Congress has introduced a bill for new sanctions against Russia. Anti-Russian measures are being considered in the form of an amendment to a draft law on sanctions against Iran.

    It follows from the document that under the sanctions, the financing period for Russian banks under sanctions could be limited from 90 to 14 days.

    Additionally, US companies and individuals will be banned from "all transactions involving the provision of financing and other business relationships involving a …

  • Bulgarian President speaks in favor of lifting sanctions against the Russian Federation

    President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev spoke in favor of the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions.

    In his opinion, restrictive measures against Russia have not brought the anticipated benefits, and he is ready to support their withdrawal "with pleasure".

    In addition, as reported by the BTV channel, Radev spoke regarding an early conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leader of Bulgaria intends to invite him to events honoring the 140th anniversary of the country's liberation from …

  • US promises to maintain sanctions against Russia until the crisis in Ukraine is resolved

    The US White House once more reiterated that sanctions against Russia over its interference in Ukraine would be preserved until Moscow fully honors its obligations to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.

    Until then, the United States is firmly committed to maintaining existing sanctions against Russia, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

    "We believe that the existing executive-branch sanctions regime is the best tool for compelling Russia to fulfill its commitments," she said at a …

  • Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU: European Union is preparing to review its position towards Russia

    Conditions have become favorable for the EU to soften its policy towards Russia in general, and particularly with regards to sanctions, said Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's permanent representative to the EU, in an interview with the newspaper Izvestia.

    According to Chizhov, toward the end of the month there will be another discussion of one of the three sets of anti-Russian sanctions, which deals with economic measures. These measures expire on July 31st. Along with this, Chizhov stressed that the …