The signing by US President Donald trump bill toughening anti-Russian sanctions de facto does not change anything, said the official representative of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov. His words leads RIA Novosti on Wednesday, August 2.
“This is not news. The fact that a bill has been passed and with the signature or without the signature of the President of the [US] he would have become law automatically”, — said Peskov.
He also reminded that Moscow has retaliated in connection with the actions of Washington.
Earlier Wednesday, Donald trump signed a congressional bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The document, in particular, there are limits on companies including the oil and gas sector.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir dzhabarov told “Tape.ru” said that trump was forced to endorse the initiative of senators who are not able “to give up the idea that America is above all”.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky, in turn, suggested that the incident will contribute to the strengthening of interaction between Russia and Europe on the issue of sanctions “has swung in the direction of common sense.”
On 28 July in response to the adoption by the U.S. Senate of a bill to toughen sanctions, the Russian foreign Ministry has announced that from 1 August the staff of the American Embassy in Moscow will not be able to use the dacha in Serebryany Bor, as well as warehouses on Road street in the capital. In addition, the Agency proposed to reduce the number of employees of American diplomatic missions in Russia up to 455 people.