Washington announced the extension of sanctions against Moscow

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The head of the international Affairs Committee of the U.S. Senate Bob Corker said the us Congress may adopt the bill on anti-Russian sanctions until the end of the year, reports Bloomberg.

«Congress is likely to adopt a bill on sanctions against Russia this year», — quotes Agency of a Corker.

The politician added that he would like to approve the document «in the coming months.»


The Senator from the Republican party Lindsey Graham and his fellow Democrat Bob Menendez announced the beginning of work on the «comprehensive bill» to strengthen the sanctions pressure on Russia.

In response, the state Duma promised mirrored reaction, calling US sanctions «a club for knocking out key players from the field».

In particular, the head of the international Affairs Committee Leonid Slutsky said that the initiative of us senators for tougher sanctions is «another manifestation of the anti-agony».

According to him, on Capitol hill can’t come to terms with the fact that even the leadership of the United States does not see Russia as an enemy by far.

«Obviously, these proposals are also linked to domestic political struggles intensified after the summit in Helsinki, and aims in part to curb the activities of the President of Donald trump,» — said the Deputy.

Speaking about bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington, Slutsky said that «we’re not friends,» but «the two great nuclear powers cannot have such a low level of interaction, as it is now».

«The task of restoring constructive dialogue remains sharp. Needless to say that the new sanctions are not the best for this background», he concluded.

Vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Peninsula Yefim Fiks called the document pampering. According to him, such a view is very important both for the United States and no more.

However, he noted that the United States will have to reckon with Russia’s position, which plays a leading role in ensuring peace and security.

In the Federation Council, called the conclusions of the American colleagues the mindless cliches and radical error.

According to the Chairman of the Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, the us is trying «to oppose the will of the people being denied justice.» «Doomed to failure, historical and political,» — said the politician.

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