the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Siluanov said that sanctions against Russia along with the negative effect of creating additional benefits for the country. This opinion he expressed in an interview with CNBC.
“We live in the era of sanctions, we impose certain restrictions, and this creates benefits for us, allows us to develop our own skills and the economic sectors”, — TASS quoted the Minister.
for his part, the chief of Department of the analysis of banks and money market IK “VELES Capital” Yuri Kravchenko also drew attention to “the continuing sanctions rhetoric against Russia.” “In particular, on Thursday, the British foreign Secretary announced about the attempts of RF interference in the British elections in 2019, and on Friday appeared information about impending sanctions Germany against Russia in connection with cyber attacks on the Bundestag in 2015”, — the expert specifies.
in addition, on July 10 it became known that the US House of representatives will consider the bill with a proposal to regard Russia as “state sponsor of terrorism”. If the Russian Federation will be included in the list of such countries, along with Iran and North Korea, it threatened severe sanctions. The document’s author, Democrat Max rose, urged the state Department to decide whether the “support of Russia” militias in the Donbass, “foreign terrorist organizations.”
As explained on its website, the Congressman, he put the issue on the agenda after The New York Times that Moscow allegedly offered money to the Taliban (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) for the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan. The Kremlin rejected the accusations.
Earlier in June, the Congress have made proposals to impose on Russia, “the most severe sanctions” in the fight against external threats. According to some Republicans, Russia “interferes with the interests of the US and undermines democracy in the world.”
moreover, in the next fiscal year the United States intend usesto sharpen sanctions against the Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”, to put an end to its implementation. The relevant amendments to the defense budget were last approved by the House of representatives and now pending before the Senate. We are talking about sanctions against companies that provide services for the laying of pipes, insurance and modernization of pipe-lay vessels.
Amendment number 13 was proposed by the representative of the state of Arizona and was unanimously supported by other congressmen.
the Defense budget with the sanctions against the “Nord stream-2” was adopted at the end of 2019, under the restrictions already got several European companies.
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