For the first time the United States expanded sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine. Under attack, in particular, were three people and nine companies with Russia.
First, the new restrictions announced by the special envoy of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker, reports UNN.
According to him, the new financial sanctions associated with the Crimea and Donbas.
The U.S. Treasury Department in the “black list” has added three individuals and nine legal entities that support Russia’s attempts to integrate the Crimean region of Ukraine with the help of private investments and projects, as well as sanctions posovetovatsya those who have committed serious human rights violations
– said the diplomat.
At the same time he stressed that “this is the first step taken in the format of sanctions, which clearly recognizes that Russia really controls the Donbas, and all the local events take place with the hands of the Kremlin.”
“Russia still refuses to fulfill the Minsk agreements. In particular, it does not withdraw its troops from Eastern Ukraine. In this regard, the US is willing to maintain the existing restrictions and from time to time to strengthen the sanctions regimeif Russia makes steps towards the end of the conflict”, – he added.
Walker also noted that the sanctions attest to the statement made earlier by Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
“We are ready for long confrontation with Russia on the status of Crimea“–summed up the diplomat.
On the evening of 8 November on the website of the U.S. Treasury posted information.