Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to introduce individual sanctions against US citizens

Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to introduce individual sanctions against US citizens

New Russian counter-sanctions should include the introduction of individual sanctions against legal entities and individuals from the United States. A proposal was expressed by the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev in the program “Vesti on Saturday” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

“In my opinion, the bill (on the response to US sanctions.— “B”) must contain the rule that on behalf of the President, or the President, or the government is entitled to impose individual sanctions in relation to any legal or physical entity—resident of the United States of America,” — said the Prime Minister (quoted by TASS).

Medvedev also supported the introduction in Russia of responsibility for enforcement of us sanctions. According to the Prime Minister, the anti-Russian US sanctions are designed to destroy the socio-political system of Russia and harm the economy and people. “If so, then the execution of these sanctions for the citizens of our country should be an offence. No one has the right to enforce these U.S. sanctions under penalty of administrative or criminal responsibility”, — said Dmitry Medvedev.

The deputies will consider the bill on retaliatory sanctions on may 15. The document, in particular, enables the government to impose new restrictions: a partial ban may first be subject to import alcohol and tobacco products, some types of medications can be expanded embargo on food and software.

The Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation recommended to amend the draft law changes. To finalize the document thinks fit and the Committee on international Affairs. The Federation Council Committee on defense approved the bill on the counter without comment.

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