U.S. President Barack Obama supported the decision of the U.S. Congress to impose new sanctions against Russia and provide assistance to Ukraine, a written statement from White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
The new measures will be taken against those who is responsible for acts of violence against the Ukrainian people, or undermines the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, peace and stability in the country.
The document gives Kiev guarantees on the loan worth $1 billion and financial assistance worth $150 million. It also takes account of the imposition of sanctions for the unification of the Crimea. The new sanctions will also affect the people either involved in large-scale corruption or responsible for it.
Earlier, the U.S. House of Representatives has already passed a similar bill, which President Obama may sign. For the time being, the approved sanctions touch upon certain Russian officials, as well as trade in dual-purpose goods.
Obama himself acknowledged that he could not show influence on Russia's position in the Crimea. He also admitted that the sanctions against Russia would have a negative impact on the economies of the West.
The aggravation of the relationship between Russia and the USA that started unfolding during the presidency of Barack Obama has evolved into a real war during the arrival of Donald Trump. The United States has conducted a series of powerful attacks on Russia in the economic field. However, it is the EU that poses the biggest threat for the US
So some film producer called Weinstein has been abandoned by family and friends, and company, forced into therapy with shrinks as women come flying out of the floorboards from thirty years ago claiming they were raped in hotel rooms. So let's get this sex thing straight and let's put things into context. And ask how far up the line this will go.