Russian ambassador responds to US senators' threats to impose sanctions against Putin

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Russian Ambassador Antonov: Moscow is not afraid of “crippling” US sanctions against the country's leadership

Russian ambassador responds to US senators' threats to impose sanctions against Putin

Anatoly Antonov. Photo: Maxim Blinov / RIA Novosti

Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov responded to the threats of US senators to impose new sanctions against Moscow. This was reported on the page of the Russian diplomatic mission on Facebook.

According to him, calls at the Capitol to introduce restrictive measures against Russia, including personal sanctions against the top leadership of the Russian Federation, are provocative and unpromising. The diplomat stressed that Moscow cannot be intimidated by restrictions.

Earlier, the US Congress presented a bill on new sanctions against Russia in the event of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Congressmen thought about a ban on operations with Russia's primary and secondary public debt. They also propose to impose sanctions against the Russian banking sector and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In addition, if the situation escalates, the US may demand that Russia be disconnected from the SWIFT international payments system.

In addition to the above restrictions, the Democrats are considering imposing sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin personally. They also offer restrictions on Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, as well as commanders of various branches of the armed forces, including airborne and naval forces.

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