The USA prepare new sanctions on the basis of the «Kremlin report»

© AP Photo / John LocherГлава U.S. Department of Treasury Steven Mnuchin. Archive photoThe USA prepare new sanctions on the basis of the «Kremlin report»© AP Photo / John Locher

New sanctions against Russia are based on the closed part of the «Kremlin report», which consists of hundreds of pages, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a meeting of the banking Committee of the Congress.

«We look forward that Congress will publish it,» he said.

«The Kremlin list»

In «Kremlin report» published by the Ministry of Finance, included almost all of the Russian leadership, beginning with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, and large businesses — a total of 210 people.

The report was prepared in accordance with the law «On combating the enemies of America through sanctions», which was adopted in the United States in the summer of 2017. It does not entail immediate sanctions, but implies that they may introduce in the future.

Vladimir Putin has described the report as «an unfriendly act» that harms the relations between Russia and the United States. Moreover, Moscow is not interested in having to cease relations with Washington, so it is to refrain from reciprocal steps and will monitor the situation.

He also noted that Russia is against this background, should deal primarily with domestic issues, guided by the rule «the dog barks, but the caravan moves on.»

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called US «unpredictable opponent». According to him, Russia in this situation should maintain discipline and to act according to their interests.

«Unprecedented work»

Mnuchin also noted that there had been an unprecedented work — all in order to continue to provide the intended course restrictions.

«In any case do not think that we will not introduce sanctions against people from this list», — quotes the Minister of Finance journalist of Reuters Pete Schroeder.

Answering persistent questions from senators about the timing of the introduction of new sanctions, the Finance Minister said that will be careful in their assumptions.

«I can’t promise you that it will be within a month, but I assure you, we’ll do it as soon as you can, within a few months you will see — and maybe in a month», — said Mnuchin.

He added that the development of new restrictions against Russia will be used not only «Kremlin report», but also intelligence.

Also Mnuchin said that «there are problems that we must solve and we solved them with the help of sanctions.»

The manifestation of hybrid war

Political analyst Dmitry Jurev considers that the priority of sanctions against certain individuals is irrelevant.

«All these small and big bites, distractions, lists all the elements of a well-established hybrid «third world war», — he said.

According to him, the United States used all of that in a conventional war took place after active hostilities: «this blockade and harassment, and unbridled war propaganda, and persecution».

«We are now under continuous impact,» concluded George.

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