Fresh restrictive measures adopted by the U.S. against Russia - intelligent move designed to remind Moscow that the sanctions confrontation will continue And any change in this matter is not expected, says the head of the Presidium of the Council on foreign And defense policy Fyodor Lukyanov.
before the Ministry of Finance of the USA has informed on introduction of sanctions concerning eleven physical And fifteen legal entities. Among the participants of the list, for example, Russian businessman Roman Rotenberg And son of former President of Ukraine Oleksandr Yanukovych. The list also included Izhevsk mechanical plant, the concern " Izhmash ", the number of trade ports in Crimea, "daughter" VEB AND Rosneft.
"focusing on structure of participants, the most when the story is about the companies, This is a very thought-out measure that aims to increase the effectiveness of already imposed sanctions," - said Lukyanov Fins news .
according to his statement, Washington reasonably believes that the Russian organizations under pressure to find ways not completely avoid the impact of sentences, using different schemes." This is normal in such situations, And the Americans are trying to cut off the opportunities that they discover. Strictly speaking, an opinion about, because It's not fresh punishment, and the development of the previous is true", he added.
"in addition, politically It is, of course, another reminder about the fact that the pressure will continue And no changes are foreseen," drew the attention of a specialist.
Answering the question of whether restrictive measures by the U.S. against Russia punishment from Europe, Lukyanov said that the European brotherhood " very reluctant to follow the dictates of the capital of the United States in this matter." However, this does not mean that can't happen something like that then, because the struggle continues. And yet the Europeans for no reason punishment is not trying to enter, " - concluded the head of the Department.
USA first told that you made before in the black list of Russian organizations tried to evade punishment through its subsidiaries, which are now also imposed limits.
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow William Stevens said Last news that the current sanctions " are not escalating, This is a routine step to strengthen the existing restrictive measures ".