The foreign Ministry made a change in Russian laws to counter the United States
Russia could amend its legislation to counteract us policy against Moscow, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. According to him, on draft modifications are also the state Duma and the Federation Council.
Russian authorities may introduce in their legislation the changes to counter the “destructive policy” of the United States. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, reports TASS.
“The situation that arose as a result of destructive policy of the American side with regard to the relations with Russia, literally overlap each other,” he said.
We feel that in order to build their line to counter, their counter-attacks even more effectively, we may need some additions and clarifications to the legislation in force.Sergey Raskolnista foreign Affairs
Ryabkov did not specify in what form the government may accept the new changes, however, assured that the Ministry will be working on this jointly with the state Duma and the Federation Council. The Deputy Minister noted that the initiative is at the stage of “intensive discussions”.
According to the diplomat, the US is acting against the interests of its own economy, which impose restrictions in relation to Russia.
Last week, on 14 October, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said that Russian Parliament may pass a bill that will become a response to us sanctions. Also talked about this and Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky. Volodin assured that the comment or disclose any details yet on this issue before.
In July, the us Congress has tightened its unilateral sanctions against Russia, which concern, in particular energy and oil and gas sector, crediting “Rosneft”, “Gazprom oil” NOVATEK and Transneft, the transfer of American technology for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons on the Arctic shelf. For projects of “Gazprom Neft”, “Gazprom”, “Rosneft”, LUKOIL and “Surgutneftegaz” the US government has banned its companies to provide goods and services, if the share of the Russian side in them exceeds 33%.