Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the decision of the Ministry of trade of the United States to expand sanctions list against Russian companies. According to him, this is contrary to the emerging interaction between the two countries in the sensitive areas. Earlier it was reported that Russia and the United States seek to establish a ceasefire in Syria, after which it can start discussions on a joint strike on terrorists in this country.
Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday that while he could not elaborate on the reaction of the country to the extension of the sanctions list of the USA against Russia, but stressed that Moscow sanctions will be based on the principle of reciprocity.
Sands recall that on the sidelines of the G20 in the Chinese Hangzhou hosted a meeting of US presidents and Russia Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. He expressed regret that on the eve of this meeting and in the days that followed, the United States took steps to expand sanctions.
“This is a seriously dissonant with the themes relating to possible cooperation in sensitive areas, which were discussed at the meeting of the two presidents,” — said the press Secretary of the Russian leader.
We will remind that earlier it was reported about the extension of the sanctions the U.S. Treasury. Then in a restrictive list was made of 20 companies and 17 individuals. As it became known yesterday that the U.S. Department of Commerce contributed to the sanctions list for more than 80 Russian companies.
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