The Kremlin has called “raiding” new US sanctions

В Кремле назвали "рейдерством" новые санкции США

Peskov has called the sanctions “international economic raiding”

Russia considers the sanctions illegal and contrary to international law, Peskov said. Meanwhile it became known that the state Duma will start considering counter-sanctions in a month.

Announced USA a new anti-Russian sanctions have nothing to do with Syria and aims to “oust Russia from the international markets.” Such a statement on Monday, April 16, did the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.

“The aspirations of the sanctions against Russia do acquire the character of obsessions. We still don’t believe these sanctions are legal, consider them to be contrary to international law and WTO rules”, – he told reporters.

According to Peskov, the Kremlin is convinced that sanctions are “blatant attempts of unfair competition”.

“Any economist can easily see the sanctions actually overt attempts to engage in unfair competition, under the guise of some other considerations, attempts to squeeze out competitors, in this case, Russian companies with international markets. Of course, this may not have any relationship, and can not in any way conditional on considerations linked to the situation in Syria or in any country of the world,” he added.

While the U.S. actions, Putin’s press Secretary called the “international economic raiding”.

He assured that “the Russian leadership, the relevant departments continue to work to ensure the stability of the economic system.”

Earlier today it became known that the State Duma will consider the bill on the counter to US not earlier than a month: the Duma Council has appointed consideration on may 15.

Bill counter-sanctions against the US and the countries supporting anti-Russian policy contains a list of measures that the Russian government may take in response to “acts of a hostile nature on the part of the United States and other countries.”

In particular, the project provides a list of 16 responses.

Thus, it is proposed to terminate or suspend the cooperation of the Russian Federation, Russian legal entities in the nuclear and rocket propulsion industries with the United States and other foreign States, as well as with organizations in whose capital, directly or indirectly, more than 25% of American capital.

The ban may also be subject to the U.S. alcohol and tobacco, agricultural products.

In the list of responses include restrictions on the admission of technological equipment and software originating from the United States, to ensure that state needs, the prohibition or restriction on attraction to labour activity in the Russian Federation of citizens of the United States and other foreign countries, including as highly qualified specialists. It is proposed that Russia has been able to produce the goods without the permission of the copyright holders in the United States and their supporting countries.

It is also proposed to introduce a ban or restriction on the participation of the United States, its citizens and companies in the privatization of state and municipal property in the Russian Federation, to increase charges for air navigation services aircraft of the United States or other countries, transporting goods in the airspace of the Russian Federation.

Counter-sanctions can be imposed against American products, with the exception of those that do not have analogues in Russia. U.S. citizens and American companies are requested to prohibit the export from the Russian Federation products and equipment of rare earth metals.

The last item of the list response gives the government the opportunity to amend the sanctions list any goods produced in the United States and other foreign countries in the list defined by the government of the Russian Federation.

In turn, Sands is yet to comment on the bill did not.

“I’m not ready to comment on it”, – said Peskov told reporters, adding that “at this stage it is better to receive comments from our legislators”.

We will remind, on April 6, the US announced new, tough sanctions against Russia. Sanctions were imposed against seven Russian businessmen, 14 companies, 17 government officials of the Russian Federation. Under the freeze all assets and ban transactions in the United States was Oleg Deripaska, Viktor Vekselberg, Suleyman Kerimov, the head of Surgutneftegaz Vladimir Bogdanov, a longtime partner of Alisher Usmanov, and nowadays the Deputy of the state Duma Andrey Skoch, the Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller, the head of Gazprombank Andrey Akimov, the member of the management Board of SIBUR Kirill Shamalov.

April 15 the United States expressed readiness to introduce new sanctions over a chemical attack in Syria.


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