The American authorities have tried to embroil the Russian President Vladimir Putin and representatives of the business elite of the country, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov in comments to journalists, RBC reports.
«Sure it does», – said Peskov.
In his opinion, such efforts are timed to future elections of the President of Russia in 2018.
Peskov added that the Kremlin did not know that someone from the representatives of the Russian business elite have accused the President’s entourage and Putin personally in the extension imposed by the West sanctions.
The speaker of the Kremlin assured that the Kremlin is always ready for any discussions with representatives of domestic business.
November 30, Reuters wrote that the threat of new US sanctions caused among Russian businesses worry that Putin will contribute to introducing them to the blacklist of the US government, which should appear in early 2018.
The representative of a large Russian company told the Agency that the tactic of Americans is to «hurt» supporters of Putin.
A source close to the Russian billionaire told Reuters that according to his information, a few oligarchs have chosen the tactics to stay away to avoid inclusion in the list.
November 28, entered into force on U.S. sanctions against energy and banking sectors of the Russian economy in connection with the aggression of the Kremlin in Ukraine.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that before the end of January 2018, the U.S. Treasury will prepare a new list of Russian businessmen and companies that may fall under the restrictive measures.
«The list itself should become a very important lever of influence on Russia,» he said.
Prior to that, one of the authors of the recommendations on the preparation of the sanctions list, a senior researcher at the Atlantic Council, economic analyst Anders Aslund has said that restrictive measures will hit the seven categories that are close to Russian President Vladimir Putin with businessmen and officials. According to him, the list will be published in February.
The US has introduced several packages of sanctions against the Kremlin after the annexation of Crimea and the beginning of Russian aggression in the Donbass in the spring of 2014.
2 August 2017, the US President, Donald trump has signed a law on new restrictive measures against Russia.
October 27, the U.S. State Department issued a list of 39 Russian companies and organizations, cooperation with which can threaten sanctions to legal entities and individuals.
28 November the us Secretary of state Rex Tillerson warned that normalization of relations between the US and Russia is impossible without the fulfillment of the commitments by Moscow to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The Kremlin believes that with the sanctions the US is trying to embroil Putin and Russia’s business elite 01.12.2017