In the state Duma has named the date of the consultation on the draft of the penalty for execution of sanctions

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photobacteria of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoIn the state Duma has named the date of the consultation on the draft of the penalty for execution of sanctions© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

The Council on legislation on 23 may with representatives of the business community will discuss the bill on responsibility for the performance of Western sanctions in Russia, said the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

The state Duma on Thursday postponed consideration of the draft in the second reading for further consultations.

«We will spend next week on Wednesday at 10 o’clock the meeting of the Council on legislation and invite the Council… representatives of the business community and experts,» — said Volodin during a plenary session on Thursday.

Earlier, the head of VTB Andrey Kostin, who is under U.S. sanctions, said that a resolution on the inadmissibility of adopting the bill in its current form in the environment was adopted unanimously by the members of the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs. The head of VTB said that the business community is asking for caution with respect to the amendments to the law before its adoption.

The state Duma on Tuesday adopted in the first reading the draft law on criminal responsibility for compliance on the territory of Russia to Western sanctions. It provides punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term not exceeding four years or fines of up to 600 thousand rubles. The document also provides for punishment for the Russians, who contribute to the introduction of restrictive measures against Russia, in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to 3 years and fines up to 500 thousand rubles.

In the state Duma has named the date of the consultation on the draft of the penalty for execution of sanctions© RIA Novosti, Infographicsrussia against Russia and international trade

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