U.S. President Donald Trump has extended for one year the effect of sanctions imposed on Russia in connection with its aggression against Ukraine. This was reported by the White House press center.
“The actions and policies of the Government of Russia, including its purported annexation of Crimea and its use of force in Ukraine, continue to undermine national security and U.S. foreign policy. I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13660,” the message reads.
Restrictive measures will be valid until March 6, 2021.
Recall that the anti-Russian sanctions were introduced by the Barack Obama administration in 2014 and are annually renewed and expanded since then.
As The Journalist reported, Democrats call on U.S. State Department to impose sanctions against Russia and Putin.