US to impose sanctions against Moscow “from scratch” to implement the policy of containment of Russia. On Thursday, June 15, President Vladimir Putin said during a straight line.
According to the head of the state, if it were not for the situation with Crimea joining Russia which some countries consider a violation of international law, the us government “would come up with something more” to justify the imposition of restrictions. Putin stressed that “it always is (the anti-Russian sanctions — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) and fed policies — to deter Russia.”
Earlier in the day during a straight line President compared the losses of Russia and the West from the sanctions regime. Putin noted that the loss of Moscow reached 50-52 billion dollars, while the countries that imposed restrictions, has lost about 100 billion.
Yesterday the U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions. The document was sent to the house of representatives. In the case of a positive decision it will consider President Donald trump.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said earlier that the sanctions will be expanded to “punish Russian interference in the political process in the United States and around the world.” The US impose on Russia responsible for a series of cyber attacks perpetrated during the election campaign against American political organizations. Moscow regularly denies involvement in the cyber attacks.