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Saturday, March 24, 2018

The US imposed sanctions against close Putin: Russia strikes back

Russia starts to develop retaliatory measures against the United States in response to the extension of the sanctions list, which includes 38 of the Russians and dozens of companies. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The representative of diplomatic Department has underlined that Russia is forced to respond to the actions of the United States “regret about missed opportunities to move to improve bilateral relations.” He also noted that citizens, who are in the list of persona non grata will not suffer from the American sanctions.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Individual sanctions imposed against the head of the private military company “Wagner” Dmitry Utkin, the Deputy Minister of economic development Sergey Nazarov, member of the Federation Council, special envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for interaction with organizations of compatriots abroad Alexander Babakov and others. Among legal entities, caught in the sanctions list, the bike center of “Night wolves”, the company of billionaire Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is called “chef of President Putin”, as well as 20 companies whose activities are connected with the Russian “Transneft”.

Read more: US expanded its sanctions on officials of the Crimea, Donbass, bikers and PMC

In an interview with “MK” analyst, chief researcher of the Institute of USA and Canada studies, Vladimir Vasilyev suggested that retaliatory sanctions of Russia will be directed primarily against individuals, as well as American companies working in the energy sector. “By and large, the content of the sanctions is of secondary importance, more important than the principle of the symmetrical “mirror-like” measures. Thus, we are given to understand, all any us actions will have adequate resistance. Despite the upcoming meeting between Putin and trump in Hamburg, we have made clear to the American side that relations between the countries will be built on an equal basis. Today we avoided the principle of the “broad gesture”, as it was last time in anticipation of the meeting of heads of Russia and the United States: the Obama administration has deported 35 Russian diplomats, but we have not answered any of it. In a statement the foreign Ministry the most important political component-Russia is interested in improving relations with the United States the same way, but no more”, – the expert believes.

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