Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that it was responding “strongly” and “painfully” to US sanctions following Russia’s recognition of the independence of the Ukrainian separatist regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.
“There can be no doubt that or will beStrong hypostasis to obstruction, not necessarily symmetrical, but well calculated and painful To the American side “The Moscow Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday Reported on the company’s website.
In the same statement, the Russian MFA further states: “The set of sanctions announced by the US administration (already 101st) will affect the financial sector and the expansion of the list of people whose restrictions have been introduced is part of Washington’s ongoing efforts to reverse Russia’s course.
Despite the apparent futility of many years of efforts to stifle the growth of our economy, the United States is once again seeking ineffective and counter-control tools based on US interests.
Russia has shown that it can reduce the damage, despite the cost of sanctions. The pressure of sanctions cannot affect our determination to defend our interests.
Joe Biden has announced sanctions against Russia
US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced sanctions against Russia and announced the transfer of US troops to the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in response to the “beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
Along with the steps taken by EU allies, Biden described in a White House speech “the first obstacles to imposing costs on Russia and responding to its actions.”
Reuters quoted US President Promsviazbank as saying, “We are imposing comprehensive sanctions on Russia’s two major financial institutions, the VEB (one of the largest investment and development banks) and its military bank.”
The United States will also impose “comprehensive sanctions on Russia’s sovereign debt.” “This means that we have cut off the Russian government’s access to Western funding,” Biden said.
In this context, he explained, Russia could no longer receive funding from the West or trade its new debt in US allied markets.
In addition, Biden insisted that his country impose sanctions on the Russian elite and their families, as of Wednesday, because they were part of the “Kremlin’s corruption game” and that Russia “does not rule out extending the sentence if it continues.” Its aggression against Ukraine. “
However, Biden did not mention some of the expected measures, such as export restrictions or the exclusion of Russia from the international Swift system, which is essential for the International Bank, AFP notes.
On the military front, the U.S. president on Tuesday authorized the transfer of U.S. troops and military equipment already on European bases to the Baltic states, but without specifying their numbers.
“I want to be clear, these are purely our defensive measures. We have no intention of fighting Russia,” Biden said. An aggression.
In recent months, the United States has been coordinating with NATO and European partners to prepare its response to Russia, he said.
Russia’s parliament on Tuesday recognized the independence of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lukansk in eastern Ukraine, and authorized President Vladimir Putin to deploy Russian troops in Donbass within 24 hours.
“Who in the name of God believes that Putin has the right to declare new countries in his territory?” This is a blatant violation of international law and requires a strong response from the international community, “Biden said.
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