Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Ryabkov

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MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. Washington, introducing new sanctions against Moscow, only exposes our helplessness, because the attempts of pressure on Russia are not working. This is stated in a statement in Friday’s comments, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

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“Sanctions against Moscow commercial Bank “Agrosoyuz” is the 54th sanctions forward the US on our country since 2011. Even American politicians suffering from an acute form of Russophobia, have come to recognize that any attempts to pressure Russia are not working. But with maniacal persistence continue to stick to their own. As a result, only flaunt their own helplessness” – stated a senior diplomat.

He noted that in recent days, the US Congress had made “a pile of bills,” the authors of which demand greater sanctions against Russia. “To curtail Russia of its way, to dictate his will to us, of course, will not work. These ridiculous “demonstrations” of senators and congressmen before the American public, hoping to better remember the voters ahead of the November elections makes us smile,” – said Ryabkov.

On Thursday, U.S. senators introduced in Congress a bill toughening anti-Russian sanctions. The author is Democrat Senator Robert Menendez (new Jersey), co-authors are Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina), John McCain (Republican, Arizona), Cory Gardner (Republican, Colorado), Ben Cardin (Democrat, Maryland), Jeanne Shaheen (Democrat, new Hampshire). They characterize their initiative as “comprehensive legislation enhancing sanctions pressure on Russia.”

On Friday, the Office for foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury Department announced that the us government has expanded the sanctions list against North Korea, adding to them a physical person from Russia, commercial Bank “Agrosoyuz”, registered in the Russian Federation, as well as one Chinese and one organization of the DPRK. As explained in the accompanying document of the Ministry, the restriction was imposed for alleged violations of individuals and organizations of the regime of U.S. sanctions and the resolutions of the UN Security Council imposing restrictions against the DPRK.