Washington is working to improve sanctions against Moscow. This was announced on Monday, April 10, by US Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs Jay Shambaugh.
He expressed the opinion that the new restrictions are no longer relevant and it is much more important to increase the effectiveness of existing restrictions. According to Shambo, the US authorities are considering options for tightening the sanctions regime, and are also looking for and eliminating all kinds of holes.
At the same time, the official said that the measures taken had already had a serious impact on Russia. They made a package: what new measures against the Russian Federation were introduced by the West The most sensitive are the sanctions against the banking sector, but the majority of citizens are unlikely to be affected by the next restrictions sanctions. He stressed that the country was able to direct all efforts and resources to overcome the Western blockade.
Before that, on March 16, the head of state characterized the situation with anti-Russian sanctions with the proverb “Don’t dig a hole for another, otherwise you will fall into it yourself.” He noted that the niches vacated after the departure of Western companies were occupied by domestic manufacturers and there was no decline in the consumer market in the Russian Federation.
Western countries have stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with the conduct of a special military operation to protect Donbass, the decision to launch which was made by the President of the Russian Federation against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to Ukrainian shelling.