The new US sanctions were regrettable, said Sands


RIA Novosti

The Kremlin believes U.S. sanctions against North Korea, under which the same were companies from Russia, a continuation of the previous line of Washington, a factor that continues to have a negative impact on relations with Moscow, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“This is a continuation, unfortunately, of the old line. But alas, it did not cause. This is a factor that continues to have a negative impact on our bilateral relations. Rather, the inertial actions,” — said Peskov in the framework of SPIEF-2017, responding to a question about whether it was a surprise introduction of sanctions against Russian companies for alleged violation of the resolution on the DPRK.

The US Treasury said yesterday that Washington imposed sanctions against citizens of Russia and the DPRK in connection with the development of the nuclear program of Pyongyang. In particular, fell under sanctions three Russian companies, including “Independent oil and gas company” (NOC) Eduard Khudainatov and its structure — “NNK Primornefteprodukt”.

In addition, according to the document, the sanctions hit Russian Igor Michurin associated with the Russian company Ardis-bearings (LLC “Ardis-Bearing”), is registered in Moscow.

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