The United States and its allies do not intend to weaken the sanctions against Russia imposed in connection with the situation in Ukraine and around Crimea. This was stated by the US Ambassador to the Russian Federation John Sullivan in an interview with the Dozhd TV channel.
“We will not ease the sanctions, in any case, neither the United States nor our allies and partners intend to ease the sanctions imposed as a result of these events,” he said.
Sullivan also added that the issue of actions in Ukraine remains a priority for the American administration. “Both the executive branch and Congress have consistently declared that it is inadmissible to change borders without respecting the law,” he said.
In connection with the annexation of Crimea with Russia, the US and the EU began to impose sanctions in March 2014. The first wave of individual sanctions concerned representatives of the leadership of Crimea itself, as well as Russian officials and businessmen, who, according to the West, were part of the inner circle of President Vladimir Putin and were related to the events in Crimea. After the strike on the Malaysian Boeing over Donbass, economic sanctions were introduced, which prohibited state-owned companies and state-owned banks from raising loans in the West. The sanctions were then expanded and extended several times.
Russian news agency TASS