In the state Duma reacted to the extension of anti-Russian sanctions
MOSCOW, 11 Jun — RIA Novosti. Deputies of the State Duma Anton Morozov and Alexey chepa has responded to the introduction of Russian IT companies to the sanctions list of the USA.
On Monday, the head of the U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin reported that five Russian companies and three individuals were in the sanctions list. In his words, they “represented a threat to the security of the US and its partners.”
According to a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Anton Morozov, a similar decision of the us authorities is an attempt to “prick” Russia. The MP called US measures useless, because IT can register in any other jurisdiction.
I doubt that the real harm they some can cause, because it’s just another politicized move, trying to stab Russia and Russian companies.Anton Morozov, a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs
Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei chepa, in turn, noted that Russia needs adequately and to respond symmetrically to the introduction of Russian IT companies to the sanctions lists. The Deputy also found it far-fetched reasons for extending the anti-Russian sanctions.
“On such a flimsy action is necessary to meet an absolutely adequate and symmetrical,” said the politician.
Earlier Senator Alex Kosachev, commenting on the introduction of new restrictive measures against Russian companies, noted that the us sanctions mechanism is out of control common sense.
He also noted that such attempts to exert pressure on Russia “look all the more lame and more pathetic”.
Restrictions against Russian companies imposed in accordance with the law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions” (CAATSA). The assets of the defendants in the list will be frozen on U.S. territory, and the citizens and residents of the country will forbid to them in any case.