Kosachev found virtual new US sanctions against Russia


RIA Novosti

Anti-Russian sanctions, the United States are virtual, the Chairman of the Federation Council international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev. This view he expressed in an interview with “Tape.ru” on Wednesday, December 21.

“Now leaving the administration tries to complicate future work future US President Donald trump,” explained Senator next expansion of sanctions against Russia.

In his opinion, the response of the Russian side should be more asymmetric than the mirror. “I’m not a supporter of making some long-term solutions will be difficult to correct”, — he stressed.

Kosachev explained that after a few months the policy of the American authorities in this matter may change.

Earlier Wednesday, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will take adequate measures in response to the extension of U.S. sanctions. He also said that Washington’s policy towards Russia is destructive.

On 20 December it became known about the extension of Washington’s sanctions against Moscow. In the sanctions list were seven additional citizens, 26 organizations and two tankers.

The day before the European Union formally extended until 31 July 2017 expires in January of next year, economic sanctions against Russia.

In 2014, several countries, including the USA and member States of the European Union, began to introduce restrictive measures against Russia, linking them with the entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation, and then the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.