Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev

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MOSCOW, April 24. /TASS/. The proposal of the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin on the introduction of criminal responsibility for the implementation in Russia of anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the United States, may be submitted to the lower house of the Parliament as a bill and adopted in the spring session of the state Duma. This opinion was expressed to journalists by the first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” Andrei Isayev.

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“I think that as we work over the law on anti-sanctions, you will see a bill on criminal liability for complying with us sanctions on Russia”, – he said, explaining that under current law, the amendments to the criminal and Administrative codes can only be paid separate bills .

“Certainly, it [the bill on criminal liability] will be adopted during the spring session,” – said Isayev.

According to him, any sanctions imposed by the Congress or President of the United States may not act on the Russian territory under the Russian jurisdiction.” “And try to extend them, to observe must of course be stopped by the state”, – said the politician.

Isaev noted that, if we talk about criminal liability, we are talking about punishment against individuals and officials. “against companies may be the only administrative responsibility”, – stated the Deputy, adding that in the case of a legal person for such an offense will be subject to “a high enough fines.”

“This topic is also being discussed”, – concluded the first Deputy head of the Duma United Russia.

Offer Volodina

April 20, Chairman of the state Duma called for a ban on enforcement of U.S. sanctions on Russia and did not rule out the introduction of criminal penalties for its violation. According to Volodina, “it would be correct to impose penalties against those who in their activities on the territory of Russia to be guided by anti-Russian decisions of foreign States”.