U.S. Senator Robert Menendez tried to convince the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama to impose fresh sanctions against Russia, based on the draft law on support of Ukraine.
"I think the administration should fully implement the measures provided for in the Act on support for freedom of Ukraine, which the Director has signed on 18 December. This law was passed by both houses of Congress unanimously. He gives the President the right to provide much-needed Ukraine military and humanitarian assistance and imposes additional punishment in the Russian Federation. This law was needed in the beginning of winter, and is still needed today ", - quotes the message of Senator RIA " Novosti ". Napomnim, 18 December, Obama signed the " Act on support for freedom of Ukraine for 2014 ". Yesterday the U.S. and the European Union discussed sanctions against Russia, concluding that entered against Russia punishment should be retained. As stated before, the President's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, punishment causes discomfort Russia and harm the countries that play in the sanction of the game, but do not have the ability to lead to the fact that Russia has changed its serial line in relations between countries. Before the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that Washington you must understand that no punishment will not change the fundamental position of Russia on the conflict in Ukraine. In the night of 4 March, the head of Barack Obama extended sanctions against Russia for a year. First U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry reported that North America has prepared fresh sanctions against Russia. In this case, As said Secretary of state, they have the opportunity to enter into force, if you will have a scene that requires bestlocation tangible answer." According to the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, the U.S. is trying to divert attention from the execution of prisoners in Minsk agreements.