US Senator, Duma MP, and Ukraine MP agree: Sanctions useless

US Senator Ron Johnson, Duma MP Alexei Chepa, and Rada MP Yevgeny Murayev* all saying it

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SIMFEROPOL, July 8 – RIA Novosti Crimea. Anti-Russian sanctions are not effective and can not have an impact on the development of Russia. This opinion was expressed by Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Alexei Chepa after the statement of US congressmen about the absence of a “terrible economic effect” from sanctions. This is reported by RT.

Earlier, a group of US congressmen arrived in Russia and held several official meetings in St. Petersburg, after which US Senator Ron Johnson said that anti-Russian sanctions do not have a “terrible economic effect” and simply do not work.

The Washington Examiner reported on Senator Johnson’s conclusion this way:

President Trump and U.S. lawmakers should consider revising sanctions targeting Russia so they focus more on Russian oligarchs, a senior Republican lawmaker suggested after participating in a congressional delegation visit to Moscow.

“You do something and nobody ever sits back and analyzes, ‘Well, is it working?’” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told the Washington Examiner. “And I think you’d be hard-pressed to say that sanctions against Russia are really working all that well.”

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The MP noted that although the US does not plan to abandon the sanctions policy, the pressure on Russia as a whole will decrease.
“There are growing calls from politicians in various countries about the dangers of these sanctions.” Against the backdrop of the successes related to the World Cup, millions of people visited Russia and saw that everything was fine, so there must have been voices in the United States that working with Russia is necessary, because some issues can not be solved without its participation,” said the State Duma deputy.

The MP noted that although the US does not plan to abandon the sanctions policy, the pressure on Russia as a whole will decrease.
“There are growing calls from politicians in various countries about the dangers of these sanctions.” Against the backdrop of the successes related to the World Cup, millions of people have visited Russia and have seen that everything is fine, so there must have been voices in the United States that working with Russia is necessary, because some issues can not be solved without its participation,” said the State Duma deputy.

Relations between Russia and Western countries have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea. The West accused Moscow of interfering and imposed restrictions on it. Russia took retaliatory measures and stresses that it is counterproductive to talk to Russia in the language of sanctions.

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