Russian Deputy spoke about the goals of US sanctions against Russia

© AP Photo / Alex BrandonЗдание of Congress in Washington. Archival photoRussian Deputy spoke about the goals of US sanctions against Russia© AP Photo / Alex Brandon

U.S. economic sanctions dictated by the interests of the military-industrial complex and intelligence agencies, who are seeking to more funding, whip up anti-Russian hysteria, told RIA Novosti the head of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov.

Earlier Wednesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions. New measures have been introduced by the Senate on Monday in the amendment to the bill on sanctions against Iran. The proposed sanctions against Russia, assuming, including, the reduction of the maximum term of market financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days.

«I believe it is necessary so to react: the dogs bark, the caravan moves on. It should be easy to work with, any action on our part should be directed at strengthening the economy and the financial system. And not to respond to these actions. They are, in fact, in my view, are dictated just by the interests of the military-industrial complex and the US intelligence services want more funding from the budget of America and, accordingly, such stir up anti-Russian hysteria,» Aksakov told RIA Novosti.

The parliamentarian explained that this restriction in the market of financing of Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days will not have much impact on the banking sector.

«It means nothing, because those banks which are under sanctions already and did not receive funding from abroad. Therefore, 90 days, 14 days does not matter. Such a symbolic act which demonstrated the policy. So in that respect no problem,» — said Aksakov.

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