Russian Federation says it will respond firmly to new U.S. sanctions

08 April, 2018, 02:52 | Author: Teresa Adams
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As we reported earlier, the USA imposed new sanctions against Russian oligarchs and companies on April 6.

The measures announced by the Treasury Department were also aimed at 17 senior Russian government officials.

A state-owned arms-dealing company, accused by the US of selling to Assad, was also targeted, along with a subsidiary bank.

Putin's government dismissed the sanctions as "absurdity", arguing that the U.S. was punishing companies that have longstanding business ties to the U.S. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the U.S. was "striking at ordinary Americans" by jeopardizing "thousands of jobs".

However, no interview has been agreed to - and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that talks were continuing between Trump and his lawyers about a possible interview. Assets of those targeted in the United States have been blocked, and all US -based entities are forbidden from doing business with them.

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It was not clear whether any of those hit have significant holdings in the USA that could be seized, and if they did previously, they may have already moved their money elsewhere in anticipation of the sanctions.

Bill Browder, a US-born British financier whose lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in a Russian jail while investigating alleged tax fraud, tweeted that Washington was "finally hitting Putin and his cronies where it counts".

Above all else, Russia's attempts to subvert Western democracy prompted the United States sanctions, officials said, in a direct nod to concerns that the USA president has failed to challenge Mr Putin for alleged interference in the 2016 election that brought Mr Trump to power.

According to the Hill, if the Congress approve the bill, the new sanctions will be based on the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which Donald Trump, U.S. President, signed in August 2017.

The president had long disputed the idea that Russia's alleged cyber-espionage and propaganda efforts sped him to victory in the election, seeking better relations with Putin.

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Former Solicitor General Kenneth Starr said Saturday on "Fox & Friends" that the Mueller probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation doesn't seem to be actually investigating that particular allegation.

So far Mueller has indicted 19 people, including 13 Russians, and reports suggest he may soon ask to interview Trump himself.

Ties had already plummeted to a post-Cold War low over last month's attack on a former Russian double agent living in England.

"There remains only a desire of the United States to ensure by all means its global hegemony", it said. In tandem with European allies, the Trump administration expelled dozens of Russian diplomats and shut down the Russian consulate in Seattle.

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