In the state Duma are working on the introduction of the bill that responds to US sanctions
This issue is being worked, said the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin.
SAINT-PETERSBURG, October 14. /TASS/. The state Duma is considering the issue of introduction of the bill, responding to American sanctions against Russia, but on the specific contents of the document are not yet available. About it to journalists was declared by the speaker of the lower house of Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin.
“I don’t want to give any comment on this question, we are on the subject I think,” said the speaker when asked to comment on the possibility of the adoption of the bill in response to US sanctions.
We are working on this issue but are not yet able to present it and talk about specific content. There is a study of the issue.Vyacheslav Waltenspiel Of The State Duma
On Thursday, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky said that does not preclude the response of the Russian Federation on anti-Russian sanctions the United States not only in the diplomatic but also at the legislative level. As noted by the head of the Committee, “and obliged him to reduce the number of employees of the US diplomatic mission in the Russian Federation to parity, Russia has reserved the right to other response”. According to Slutsky, “the introduction of counter-measures at the legislative level would be quite logical”.
In late July, the U.S. Congress approved a bill providing for the toughening of unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The document, in particular, invests in the form of the law of restrictive measures against Russia adopted by the previous U.S. administration led by President Barack Obama on the basis of his Executive decrees.
In September, the U.S. closed three diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation on its territory, including the Consulate General in San Francisco. In the premises of the objects of the Russian departmenti passed inspections and searches.