New U.S. sanctions against Russia reminded the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin about the First world war. It is reported ITAR-TASS. According to the speaker, aimed against Russia the measures which are going to announce later on Friday, US President Barack Obama, have nothing to do with reality.
"There is a quote that says that if it were not for those shots in Sarajevo, there would still be other excuses and reasons to start the First world war. All of this resonates with today," said Naryshkin.
Earlier, President Barack Obama announced that on September 12, Washington will impose new sanctions. They will affect the energy, financial and defense sectors.
Under the new sanctions Washington can get "Sberbank" and five other largest banks in the country, which will limit access to American capital. According to the White house, Russia is engaged in destabilizing the situation in Ukraine. The lifting of the sanctions the United States is linked with the execution of Moscow with its obligations in accordance with the Minsk agreements.
The US has imposed sanctions against Russia in four stages. They referred to the financial, energy and defence sectors, as well as some physical violence. the Reason for the sanctions was the annexation of Crimea to Russia, which in the United States and Europe called illegal, as well as the Kremlin's position in relation to the conflict in the East of Ukraine.
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