Pushkov called one of the main tasks of the new us sanctions
MOSCOW, 31 Jan — RIA Novosti. Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov said that one of the main tasks of the new U.S. sanctions is a blow to the export of Russian Military-industrial complex (MIC).
A senior representative of the US state Department on Tuesday at the briefing told reporters that the United States has worked with countries worldwide to implement the sanctions of the law CAATSA against Russia and achieved “real success”, preventing the transaction of other countries with defense sector of the Russian Federation at “several billion dollars”. In the state Department did not specify which countries refused to deal.
“One of the main tasks of the new U.S. sanctions (and they will) — a blow to the export of Russian military-industrial complex. The reason is our increased position in the global arms markets”, — he wrote in Twitter.
“It is already clear that new sanctions will be long-term, Ukraine, Syria, etc. — only the reins. Their goal is not a change of policy of Russia, and “regime change”,” the Senator added.
The President of the United States Donald trump 2 August 2017 signed the law “On combating the enemies of America through sanctions” (CAATSA) against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
The document in particular provided that by 1 October the US administration should provide a list of individuals and organizations in the defense and intelligence sector of Russia for “significant” transactions which can be introduced sanctions. The implementation of this law began on 29 January 2018.
Under section 231 CAATSA, “other States do not carry out significant transactions with the defense and intelligence sector of the Russian Federation”.