Ambassador to the United States warned about the mandatory response of Russia on the extension of sanctions

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Moscow will not leave unanswered the possible extension of US sanctions in late January in the framework of the implementation of the August sanctions of the law, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov.

«Indeed, it is impossible to ignore the fact that the August sanctions the law provides for the implementation by the administration in late January, a number of steps designed not only to strengthen economic pressure on our country and oust our businesses in foreign markets. Among them — the possible «punishment» of foreign partners of Russian engineering and defense industry for mutually beneficial cooperation with us,» said a senior diplomat.

Antonov added that «the publication of the report on the assets of Russian companies with state participation, as well as entrepreneurs who have good relationships with the country’s leadership, and the prospect of punishment for the interaction with companies and citizens from third countries», plus a document about the consequences of a possible ban on transactions with the Russian government bonds».

«We are closely monitoring the situation. Everything now depends on the decision of the administration, from understanding the fact that the further complication of Russian-American relations is not responsible for and American interests. I would like to stress that we will not respond to such hostile actions», — said the Russian Ambassador.

The US President Donald trump has signed a law expanding the number of sectoral sanctions against the Russian economy. It is expected that the new package of restrictive measures, the United States will introduce at the end of January.

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