United States Federal legislation on new sanctions against Russia is an attempt to use geopolitical advantages in the competitive struggle, and its adoption would cause regret, as the actions marked with a special cynicism, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
About it write on Thursday, 27 July, Russian media and, in particular, news Agency RIA Novosti.
Recall that the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress approved this week a bill to toughen sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. This document should be considered by the Senate, and then it will go to the President Donald Trump.
A new package of measures, if adopted, will become the largest and most complex since the beginning of 2014. In the Kremlin negatively assess the bill, and the EU called it «unilateral actions of Washington.»
According to the President of the Russian Federation , these sanctions «absolutely illegal from the point of view of international law and violate the principles of international trade and world trade organization rules».
Putin believes that this step is another attempt of provocation, and the deportation of Russian diplomats from the United States. He stressed that Russia will respond to these actions, and its form will depend on the final version of the American bill.
«We, as you know, are very prudent, patient, but at some point will have to answer. It was impossible to tolerate some rudeness in our country», – quoted the Russian leader the website of the TV channel NTV.