Two members of the Senate of the US Congress took the initiative to tighten sanctions against Russia for its policy towards Ukraine and Syria, as well as “invasion of kibersistemy” of the United States. It is reported Bloomberg.
The suggestion was made by the head of the Senate banking Committee Mike Crapo of Idaho and a senior Democrat in the Committee, Sherrod brown of Ohio.
According to them, the bill will pave the way for the introduction of “large-scale” new sanctions aimed at sectors of Russia’s economy, including mining, metallurgical, and railway.
The document provides for the codification and the tightening of existing sanctions mentioned in the Executive orders. We are talking about restrictive measures affecting Russian energy projects and debt financing in the key sectors of the economy.
“Despite current sanctions, Russia is still hostile, stubborn power that deploys its military activities associated with cyber-espionage information, and adhere to economic tactics designed to harm the United States and to drive a wedge between them and their allies,” reads the statement of the Committee.
The issue of anti-sanctions a number of leading senators in both parties raised after the intelligence community was announced in January about his conclusion that Russia intervened in the elections in 2016 to contribute to the victory of Republican Donald trump.
On 26 may, the White house spokesman said that trump is not going to withdraw Russian sanctions and does not exclude the possibility of tightening.
After the annexation of Crimea to Russia and the beginning of military clashes in the East of Ukraine in 2014, the United States and several countries have imposed financial sanctions against Russia, limiting investments in the Russian economy, a number of companies, the transfer of technology. In response, Moscow banned the import of certain products from countries that joined the sanctions.