Peskov dubbed fresh sanctions on Russia "economic raidership"

Peskov dubbed fresh sanctions on Russia "economic raidership"
Dmitry Peskov

The presidential press secretary said that the introduction of restrictive measures was an attempt to squeeze out Russian companies from international markets.

Answering a question concerning possible new US restrictions against Russia, Peskov said that the introduction of sanctions "acquires the nature of an obsession", a correspondent of RBC reports. According to him, "any economist can easily see in a series of sanctions attempts of competitors to squeeze out Russian companies from international markets."

As noted by Peskov, the restrictions "can not be related to the situation around Syria or anything else." "This is nothing else but international economic raidership," said Vladimir Putin's spokesman.

Peskov underscored that sanctions were contrary to international law and the rules of the World Trade Organization. He says the Russian leadership continues to work on ensuring stability of the domestic economy and adopts measures necessary for this.

It was Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, who told Fox News about new sanctions against Russia to be announced on Monday, April 16. She stated that "the Russians are participating in a number of incorrect situations," mentioning Iran, Syria and Venezuela.

"Right now, they [Russians – Ed.] don't have very good friends, and right now, the friends that they do have are causing them harm. I think they [the Russian authorities – RBC] are feeling this, whether it has been ... the fact that we've sanctioned just recently the Russian oligarchs, which made their stock market plummet," said Haley.

April 15, it became known that a letter to the Russian Foreign Ministry with a warning about new restrictions being prepared by the US authorities was sent by the US Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman. According to this document, the sanctions will concern Moscow's support of Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Previously, Daily Mail wrote about the development of such restrictions in the White House with reference to its own source. Subsequently, these data were confirmed to RBC by an expert with Atlantic Council, ex-adviser of OFAC, Brian O'Toole.



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