In the state Duma commented on the extension of U.S. sanctions against Russia

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The extension of anti-Russian sanctions undermine the possibility of restoring relations between Russia and the United States and complicates them even more. Such statement as transfers RIA Novosti, was made Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

“Of course, the extended restriction undermines the recovery of Russian-American relations, and complicate them even more for the foreseeable future. And the possibility of diplomatic maneuvers to isolate gordievka node in the dialogue between Russia-the United States reduced to a very small extent”, — said the Deputy.

Slutsky reminded that if the bill will be signed by the President of the United States Donald trump, these sanctions “will be the most ambitious and complex, since 2014” and may affect not only Russian companies, but other countries that will cooperate with Russia, especially in such a broad industry.

As Slutsky stressed that the bill on sanctions aimed not only at deterring Russia but also to curb European partners of the United States. In particular, according to the Deputy, it “spelled out the purpose of the promotion of American liquefied natural gas to world markets, which is necessary to remove from them the Russian gas”.

“I hope that very soon the European Commission will give an adequate response and will not support dictated from overseas restrictive measures. Brussels, it’s time to pursue their own policies aimed at supporting the national interests of European countries, and not dance to the tune of Washington under the guidance of whom to be friends and with whom to trade,” said the MP.

On Tuesday, July 25, the house of representatives by an overwhelming majority of 419 against three voted for the bill providing introduction of new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. Then the document must be received in the Senate and then signed by the President.

In the case of a law us companies and individuals will not be allowed to lend to Russian banks for longer than 14 days. Currently, this period is 90 days. In addition, it is proposed to limit the terms of financing of Russian oil and gas companies. They will set the credit period of 30 days.

The US initiative caused discontent of the European Union.