Foreign Ministry unsure why fresh U.S. sanctions were imposed on Russia

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

26th November, 2015


RIA

The U.S. Treasury previously extended the sanctions on Syria — the list includes, in particular, the President of the International chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the Bank “Russian financial Alliance”.

The introduction on Wednesday of U.S. sanctions for the events in Syria against Russia are a further complicating factor in relations, said Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov to RIA Novosti.

“In principle, it is an indication that the administration’s approach is an attempt, through the use of sanctions, to achieve the disruption of our course,  and their persistence remain fully in force, so I cannot say it was a complete surprise, but the reasons for this decision made are completely unclear. It is clear that this is a new complicating problem in the relations”, — said the Deputy Minister.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday expanded sanctions on Russia — the list includes, in particular, the President of the International chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the Bank “Russian financial Alliance”.

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