U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Tefft has not confirmed data on new sanctions concerning Russia.
"I haven't heard anything about the introduction of new sanctions concerning Russia, - quotes news Agency the words of John Tefft.- But I can say that the current punishment will be before the end of the year to act."
The United States began to impose punishment concerning Russia in connection with events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in March 2014. The bills got a number of Russian credit institutions and organizations, as well as officials, a senior government post, was banned the export of American items, technology and services to Crimea." American investment in the Peninsula, too, was outlawed. Punishment many times expanded and extended. Currently US sanction list includes 87 surnames, 49 Russian organizations, credit institutions and organizations, as well as the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics and their structure. On 22 June, the EU Council formally extended punishment against Russia for another six months, until 31 January 2016. In the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that Moscow is disappointed by the decision of Brussels on the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, noting that the EU is deliberately ignoring the fact that the extension of restrictive measures will result in the loss of jobs to hundreds of thousands of Europeans. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov called the extension of EU sanctions against Russia unjustified and illegal, and the speaker of the State Duma of Russia Sergei Naryshkin –violation of the decisions of the UN security Council resolution. Later, the Manager Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the extension of protective measures ranging from 6 August 2015, and the government of the Russian Federation issued a decree on the renewal of countermeasures relative to the countries that supported the punishment.