WASHINGTON, April 19 – RIA Novosti. The United States may introduce a new package of sanctions against Russia as early as this week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
“They may follow,” she answered the corresponding question from journalists.
According to her, now this issue is being discussed.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. In response, Western countries imposed large-scale sanctions against Moscow, which primarily affected the banking sector and the supply of high-tech products. Individual brands have announced they will stop working in the country.
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The Kremlin called these measures an economic war like no other. The authorities stressed their readiness for such a development of events and assured that they would continue to fulfill their social obligations. The Bank of Russia is taking measures to stabilize the situation on the foreign exchange market. The authorities also announced the transfer of payments for gas supplies to unfriendly countries into rubles. In addition, the government has prepared a plan to counter restrictive measures, which includes about a hundred initiatives. The amount of its funding will be about a trillion rubles.
At the same time, Western countries faced rising fuel prices and food inflation caused by it, which led to dissatisfaction among the citizens of some EU countries.
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