The Kremlin will study the implications of the new US sanctions, to develop response of the Russian Federation


KEMEROVO, August 27. / The Kremlin will study the implications of the new U.S. sanctions.

This was stated press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, answering the request of journalists to comment on the new sanctions from Washington, which came into force on 27 August.

“While we need to understand what will really speak to these new restrictions, what action in the interests of the Russian Federation, they require”, he said.

Peskov said that President Vladimir Putin “has repeatedly stated that he will do in the background of such unfriendly steps that will best meet the interests of our country.”

The U.S. administration on Monday imposed new sanctions against Russia because of the attributed to her involvement in the poisoning March 4, ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. In the state Department are convinced that thus Russia had violated American Law on the control of chemical and biological weapons and prohibiting its military use from 1991. Under the first part of the sanctions is subject to a ban on the supply to Russia of dual-use goods exports to Russia all sensitive goods and technologies related to the national security of the US, and also supply the electronics, components and technology from the oil and gas industry.

At the same time, Washington intends to make a number of exceptions from the regime of new sanctions that will affect the delivery of humanitarian assistance, activities involving space flight, as well as the safety of commercial passenger aviation.

In addition, the law provides for and threat of use of about three months much more serious sanctions. The second part of the restrictions provides for the lowering of the level of bilateral diplomatic relations or even the suspension, in fact the complete prohibition of any exports to Russia of American products with the exception of food, and imports United States Russian goods, including oil and oil products, denial of landing rights to U.S. aircraft for any airline, which is controlled by the Russian government, blocking Washington loans Moscow by international financial organizations .

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