Changes to documents on US sanctions against Russia’s FSB has not alleviated them, the aim is to clarify the application of restrictive measures. As reported by RIA Novosti, said White house spokesman Sean Spicer on a regular press briefing.
“We are not weakened by sanctions. It is, as I understand it, the usual practice of the Ministry of Finance, which quite often clarifies specific questions after the imposition of sanctions,” he said.
The President of the United States Donald trump also denied the fact of easing of sanctions. “I didn’t weaken”, — he told reporters.
Earlier it was reported that it is now permitted “to request, receive, use and pay for licenses and permits” issued by FSB of Russia on “information technology products”. The total cost of payment should not exceed 5 thousand dollars per year. What kind of technology we have in mind is not specified.
Export, re-export, or supply of any goods and technologies to Crimea are prohibited.
Restrictions were introduced on 29 December 2016 by the previous administration of President Barack Obama. Under them also got the leadership of the Chief intelligence Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces: head of the GRU Igor Korobov and other high-ranking employees of special services — Igor Kostyukov, Vladimir Alekseev, Sergey Lizunov.
The U.S. has repeatedly accused Russia of meddling in the presidential campaign to help Donald Trump win the election. Moscow all charges have been consistently denied.