Kremlin assesses statements on tightening U.S. sanctions against Russia

Kremlin considers proposals by U.S. congressmen to impose new and tougher sanctions against Russia illegal. This was announced on Thursday, June 11, by Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

“We are watching reports of such speeches and proposals for new restrictions. We generally find such restrictions illegal under international law and, of course, we can only regret the new and new impulses that some people are trying to give to American politics,” Peskov said.

He noted that this situation is not conducive to the normalization of bilateral relations. According to Peskov, the Kremlin expects these plans to remain only at the level of statements.

According to the spokesman for the head of state, such actions are a sacred sacrifice in the election campaign, which politicians consider necessary.

The day before, Republicans of the U.S. House of Representatives presented a 120-page report “Strengthening America and Countering Global Threats. In particular, the authors of the paper propose to include Russia in the list of countries supporting those who, according to Washington, are terrorist organizations.

For his part, Anton Morozov, a member of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs, said that American congressmen are in an information vacuum and called this approach unconstructive in bilateral relations.