In February of the following year, the US is preparing to accept a new package of anti-Russian sanctions that will be considerably bigger than existing ones. So, “Izvestia”, citing sources in Washington report that in addition to the official part of the document will be developed and a closed list that includes more than a hundred names of citizens of the Russian Federation. That people from a closed list under the sanctions will not fall, but they will be named undesirable partners for the Europeans. In a closed list can get entrepreneurs, social activists and officials. A closed list will have force only among the European allies and partners of the United States.
For its part, the Federation Council stressed that working on the answer to this possible US move. “We will act in mirror mode diplomacy. All unfriendly actions of the USA will be met with exactly the same measures from the Russian side”, – said Chairman of the interim Commission of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation for the prevention of interference in the internal Affairs Andrey Klimov.