Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Russian authorities know nothing about the possible introduction of new US sanctions against Russia. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Peskov said that, without accurate information, it is impossible to speak about the response that can take Moscow. “Yes, it was a statement of U.S. Ambassador [of sanctions], but we have not heard any statements on this bill of the President of trump or his representatives,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Also Peskov said that the Kremlin has not seen the text of the document, involving the introduction of sanctions.
Earlier the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley announced that the President of the United States Donald trump is discussing with members of his administration the possibility of introducing new sanctions against Russia and Iran if they continue to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
In addition, the media reported that the British foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on April 10 will require from the G7 to issue a joint statement about possible sanctions against Moscow because of the support of the Syrian government.
Their proposals for restrictive measures, Johnson will be presented at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the G7 in Italy. In its statement, the G7 supposedly would oblige Russia to end cooperation with Syria, including the military. In case of failure, the Western countries impose new sanctions. It was reported that sanctions could “make a very difficult life” of Russian officials.
Reports of possible Western sanctions against Russia came after himataki committed in Syria. Victims of the attack were at least 58 people, including 11 children. Western countries blamed the attack on the Syrian authorities. Russia urged to thoroughly investigate the incident. According to Moscow, the chemical attack staged by terrorists.
Because of himataki ships of the U.S. Navy struck with missiles “Tomahawk” at the air base by Syrian government forces. Airbase received considerable damage. The General staff of the Syrian army claimed six victims of the attack, among whom there are civilians. In Russia, the strike was called an “act of aggression against a sovereign state”, and Western countries demanded from Moscow to stop supporting Assad.