The U.S. is considering the possibility of imposing sanctions against Sukhoi

© AP Photo / Jacquelyn MartinЗдание of the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington. Archival photoThe U.S. is considering the possibility of imposing sanctions against Sukhoi© AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin

The U.S. Treasury Department is considering the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Corporation «Sukhoi», said the assistant Minister Marshall Billingsley.

«We are studying (the company) «Dry». Of course, we are very concerned that the aircraft was used in chemical attacks on innocent people in Syria,» said Billingsley on Thursday at hearings in the house of representatives.

However, he noted that «military aircraft «Dry» there is a worldwide» and civil aircraft «is in service in the United States and in other places.»

«We should take this into account. We are studying it (the possibility of imposing sanctions. – Approx. ed.) very carefully. We cannot agree that the support of the «Dry» is provided in case of chemical attack on innocent civilians,» — said the representative of the Ministry of Finance.

Thus he answered the question in Congress, why sanctions are being imposed against the company «Sukhoi», products that «helps the Russian actions in Ukraine and in Syria.»

Production aircraft «Sukhoi» are adopted as videoconferencing, and the Syrian air force.

The Russian and Syrian authorities have repeatedly denied the use of chemical weapons in the fighting.

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