Contents tagged with Sanctions on Russia

  • Russian Prime Minister calls new U.S. sanctions against Russia 'all-out trade war'

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called President Donald Trump’s signing of sanctions against Russia an “all-out trade war.” 

    “First of all, any hope of improving our relations with the new U.S. administration is at an end. Secondly, an all-out trade war has been declared on Russia. Thirdly, the Trump administration has demonstrated complete impotence, in the most humiliating manner, in transferring executive powers to Congress. This changes the alignment of power in U.S. political …

  • German Foreign Minister calls new U.S. sanctions against Russia 'unlawful'

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel hopes that U.S. President Donald Trump will prevent his country from imposing energy sanctions on Russia in their current form, reported  German broadcasting company Deutsche Welle.

    “We ... are happy that the American president has not yet decided what he is going to do. He has the opportunity to discuss these sanctions with us, considering European interests,” Gabriel said.

    “I am in very close contact with my American counterpart,” the German foreign …

  • Kremlin: Methods of pressure on Russia do not work

    New sanctions approved by the US Congress and the Senate, against Russia reflect the desire of the American people to see steps to improve relations with Russia. This was stated in an official statement by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson."The near unanimous votes for the sanctions legislation in Congress represent the strong will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope that there will be cooperation between our two countries on …

  • Romania did not allow the plane with Russian Prime Minister Rogozin into its air space

    Romania did not allow a S7 Airlines passenger flight that Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin was on board, into its airspace. He was traveling to Moldova for a meeting with President Igor Dodon. After making a turn, the plane was forced to leave for an airport in Belarus.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania confirmed that the aircraft with Rogozin on board was not allowed to fly in the airspace of the country. At the airport in Chisinau, where the plane was supposed to land, …

  • Lavrov: expulsion of American diplomats from Russia is a response to US’s hostile actions

    The decision to equalize the number of employees at the US and Russian diplomatic missions was triggered by a series of hostile moves by Washington, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Press Service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

    "Lavrov stressed that the decision to equalize the number of employees of US and Russian diplomatic missions, as well as to close access to two US Embassy facilities, was …

  • Putin says new U.S. sanctions against Russia are 'an act of rudeness'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the U.S. bill on sanctions against Russia, said that “it is impossible to endure rudeness endlessly.”

    “As you know, we act with great patience and restraint, but at some point we will have to respond. It is impossible to endure endlessly this rudeness in relation to our country,” Putin said at a press conference following the Russia-Finland talks, reports Interfax.

    According to the Russian president, the bill on sanctions is an attempt to use U. …

  • The Kremlin: US sanctions against Russia is sad and depressing news

    The Kremlin is not providing a detailed response to the US sanctions against Russia for now. However, the news about the sanctions are "sad" from the point of view of Russian-American relations, as stated by the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.

    "Presently we are just talking about the bill, so we cannot give any substantive assessments. The response to this will be formulated after careful analysis, and the decision will certainly be made by the head of state, President …

  • Republicans and Democrats in US Congress agree on broader sanctions against Russia

    Representatives of the US Congress announced on Saturday that a group of Republican and Democratic legislators of both chambers had reached an agreement on new sanctions against the Russian regime.

    According to CNN and the Associated Press, this is a new, much broader package of measures designed to deter Moscow from secret interference in the US electoral system, as well as a US reaction to the continued activity of the Russian government in military conflicts in Ukraine and Syria

    The second- …

  • US House of Representatives may introduce new sanctions against Russia next week

    A bill, introducing new anti-Russian sanctions, may be adopted by the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress next week, TASS news agency reports, citing a source in Congress.

    "I expect that we will adopt a bill with sanctions against Russia next week. Wait for the news," the source said.

    This draft bill proposes increasing pressure on Iran and includes an amendment on the significant strengthening and expansion of the sanctions against Russia.

    In mid-July, it was passed by the Senate, …

  • US authorities fine ExxonMobil for deal with Russian Rosneft

    A notice regarding a fine for ExxonMobil was placed on the US Ministry of Finance’s website. The notice points out that company and its subsidiary organizations (ExxonMobil Development Co. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp.) violated §589.201 of the sanction legislation introduced in connection with the events in Ukraine. This paragraph imposes a ban on deals with entities on the sanction list.

    The violation with the company’s involvement took place in the period between the 14th and the 23rd of May 2014 …