the US President Donald trump has signed a decree extending for a year the sanctions imposed against Russia. This was reported by press service of the White house, reports TASS.
Asserts that the restrictive measures of the U.S. government dated 6 March, 16 March, 20 March and 19 December 2014 in connection with the situation in the South-East of Ukraine. According to Washington, “trump concluded that these sanctions should remain in force after 6 March 2018”.
February 28, White house spokesman Sarah Sanders promised that the current US administration will continue the existing policy against Russia. “We’ll stay hard as they were in the first year [of being in the government of President Donald trump]”, she said.
21 December 2017 to similar actions went EU extending anti-Russian sanctions by six months.
U.S., EU and several other countries have introduced restrictive measures against Russia in 2014 and linking them with the annexation of Crimea, and then — with the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine. In response, Moscow imposed a ban on food imports from most of the countries that supported anti-Russian sanctions.