Russia suffered heavy losses due to us sanctions of the law from 2017. This February 20, said the press-Secretary of the U.S. Department of State Heather Nauert, reported the press service of the Ministry.
«We are pleased that some countries have stopped purchases of some Russian goods and materials. We believe that we managed to stop such transactions worth more than $3 billion,» she said.
Nauert believes that «this can be considered a success in terms of bringing Russia to justice.»
According to her, the United States warned countries around the world about the law on the extension of anti-Russian sanctions and warned against signing contracts with the Russian enterprises of the military-industrial complex.
2 August 2017, the US President, Donald trump has signed the law «On countering the enemies of America by sanctions» on introduction of restrictive measures against Iran, Russia and North Korea.
Document reduced the maximum term of crediting in the Russian banks under sanctions, up to 14 days, and for the oil and gas sector – up to 30 days. The President of the United States was allowed to apply sanctions to persons who intend to invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines over $5 million a year or $1 million lump sum. The law obliged the President of the United States subject to confirmation by Congress of any mitigation or cancellation of sanctions. The White house denied the right to take restrictive measures on the personal orders.
According to the initiative, the U.S. Treasury Department in cooperation with the State Department on 29 January 2018, provided Congress the «Kremlin report» – a list of the 114 senior officials and 96 of oligarchs close to the «Russian regime». Mentioned assistants and advisers of Russian President Vladimir Putin, all government members, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the mayors of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The list also includes businessmen with a fortune of more than $1 billion. They occupy the first 96 seats in last year’s ranking of 200 richest businessmen of Russia prepared by the Russian version of Forbes.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reported that in the second, classified part of the report referred to the possible introduction of new sanctions against Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would not be prepared to respond to initiatives.
The expert of the Atlantic Council Anders Aslund, who participated in the work with the documents, said the list of Russians in the «Kremlin report» replaced at the last moment. According to former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, trump had a frivolous attitude to the formation of the material and to Congress a report dissatisfied.
In the US Democratic party believe that the White house has ignored legislation and introduced new restrictive measures against Russia.
The state Department said that because of the sanctions the US defense sector of the Russian Federation has lost more than $3 billion 21.02.2018