The new us sanctions are risks for the image of Russia, according to Kudrin

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotobelka Kudrin. Archival photoThe new us sanctions are risks for the image of Russia, according to Kudrin© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

New US sanctions put Russia on a par with North Korea and Iran, are reputational risks for Russia, says Chairman of the Board of the Center for strategic development Alexey Kudrin.

«It’s very frustrating to stand in one row with Iran and Korea. And in General, in this sense, the new law carries reputational risks for Russia», — he said at the Fair of financial and exchange services FinFair.

According to Kudrin, Washington serious about the continuation of the sanctions for a long time, perhaps for decades, and mitigate them will be difficult. To help in this matter may be «flexible position of Europe,» he said.

According to him, the negotiation process may be involved diplomats and politicians in the US, Europe and Russia. «I believe that there is scope for mutual steps in reducing international sanctions, mutual steps to increase the credit safety initiatives a number of countries», — said Kudrin.

In August the US President signed passed by the Congress a bill on new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The document has expanded the number of sectoral restrictions against the Russian economy, and also imposed restrictions against the Russian energy projects, including in Europe.

The new us sanctions are risks for the image of Russia, according to Kudrin© RIA Novosti, Infografiken sanctions against Russia and retaliatory measures

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