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US anti-Russian sanctions are illegal, affecting the world - Kremlin

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US anti-Russian sanctions are illegal, affecting the world - Kremlin

March 03, 2018
On Friday Donald Trump extended sanctions against Russia by a year


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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. The U.S. anti-Russian sanctions are not only illegal, but also affecting the world, Russia's presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Saturday in a comment on Washington's decision to extend the sanctions against Russia.

"We have never initiated those sanctions, and we consider them illegal, affecting not only peoples of our countries, but the entire world," he said.
The press secretary continued by saying sanctions and their extension is not on the Kremlin’s agenda.

On Friday, the White House said President Donald Trump extended by another year certain sanctions introduced earlier against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.

Restrictive measures against Russia applied by the United States on March 6, 2014, March 16, 2014, March 20, 2014, and December 19, 2014, "must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2018," according to the statement. The measures will continue to be in effect "for one year," the U.S. President said.

Sanctions introduced earlier by the United Sates applied to a range of Russian individuals, including officials, and government officials of Ukraine’s former President of Viktor Yanukovich. Furthermore, restrictive measures covered several major Russian businessmen, certain companies and administrations of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

http://tass.com/politics/992635
 

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There is too much circumstantial evidence of active and aggressive Russian interference in US elections. In one way, this is watching the biter bit; the US actively conspired against, destabilised or overthrew a number of nations: the most recent Syria, before that, Libya, before that, Iran, Chile, Panama, Nicaragua, the Belgian Congo, Cuba, and waged war against Vietnam, Afghanistan, Grenada, the list goes on and on. The CIA were active in India as well.

Now the US has got a taste of its own medicine.

It is to be hoped, but not too earnestly, given the chances of these hopes coming true, that the US will learn, and the Russians will learn that such clandestine steps to interfere in the affairs of others are shallow, short-term and prone to failure or to blow-back, and will stop this war through espionage and sabotage.

It is to be earnestly hoped that the Chinese somehow managed not to have watched this closely, and that they will not pick up the threads some day (to the extent that they haven't already).
 
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