The Russian authorities imposed retaliatory measures in the new package of anti-Russian sanctions Washington, without waiting for its signature by the President of the United States Donald trump because after the adoption by the Senate, he is not a major change. This was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov on Friday, July 28, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
“In this case of greater importance, perhaps, is the form in which (the law on toughening sanctions against Moscow — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) came after the Senate, he said. — Technologically this form seems to be almost final.”
Official Kremlin spokesman reminded that the statements the White house has repeatedly discussed the possibility of tightening restrictions against Russia.
Peskov also said the Kremlin had “nothing to add” to the statement of Russian kontrsanktsy, released earlier Friday. On the question of whether approved by the head of state restrictions against Washington, he replied: “Such measures are impossible without the authorization of the President.”
Earlier on Friday it became known that the Russian side in response to the Senate approved tougher sanctions decided to close the U.S. Embassy staff in the capital access to the cottage in the Silver forest, and warehouses on the Road outside. In addition, Moscow has demanded to reduce number of employees of the us diplomatic mission to 455 people.
On 28 July, the United States Senate adopted the document on restrictions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. It will now be sent for signature to the Trump. Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders, responding to a question about the possibility of imposing on the document veto the head of state noted that the decision will be made after consideration of the bill in the final version.
On the eve of President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow at some point will have to respond to sanctions. “It was impossible to tolerate some rudeness in our country”, — he stressed.