BREAKINGNew US Sanctions Against Russia to Come in Near Future – US Treasury SecUS20:01 14.02.2018(updated 20:17 14.02.2018) Get short URL106
The statement follows January release of the US so-called “Kremlin report,” which included 114 Russian politicians, with the Russian presidential administration and members of the government, and 96 business people.
The United States Secretary of the Treasury revealed that sanctions against the people mentioned in the so-called ‘Kremlin list’ would be introduced in the nearest future.
“We are actively working on those sanctions. And you should expect them in… [the] near future,” US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the US Senate Finance Committee.
Responding to the statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin described the sanctions as a deadlock solution, which is likely to lead to losses for those who introduced them.
Putin expressed hope the West would soon “get bored with the sanctions policy” and Russia-US relations would normalize.
The president stated, “the policy of artificially imposed restrictions in international business relations is a dead-end road that leads everyone, including the initiators of such a policy, to missed profits and direct losses.”