United States do not rule out the imposition of new sanctions against RF and modifying sanctions regimes to be more effective in undermining the Russian economy, said National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby in an interview with CNN.
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“We constantly return to sanctions to be sure that they have the desired effect on Mr. Vladimir) Putin and its economy. We have never ruled out the possibility of introducing additional sanctions and changing the sanctions regime so that the consequences for it would be much more costly, ”Kirby is quoted as saying. RIA News”.
He commented on the European report, according to which the sanctions turned out to be less destructive for the Russian economy than “hoped” in the West, including due to increased energy prices. “Its economy is shrinking, it’s getting smaller… Depending on their nature, sanctions may take some time. It’s not like firing a pistol with immediate effect,” Kirby opined.
On Friday, the United States administration acknowledged that Western-imposed sanctions did not render expected impact on the Russian economy. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit meeting Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in an expanded format called on the countries of the West refuse protectionism, economic selfishness and illegal sanctions. He also advised Europe to lift sanctions from the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if they are “impatient, if everything is so difficult.” President also named schizophrenia introduction by the West sanctions against children politicians from Russia.
On the eve of the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov accused Washington is slowing down the recovery of the world economy due to illegitimate restrictions against Russia. On Friday, the US Department of Commerce toughened sanctions against Russia and Belarus. In addition, on Thursday the USA introduced new sanctions against Russia. On the same day, the Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the failure of the West’s attempts switch off Russia from the global economy. In May, the countries of the Group of Seven (G7) promised to isolate Russia from the world economy.