U.S. sanctions against Russia will be needed if Moscow "would refrain from aggression abroad and become a friendly partner of the United States and Europe," said the adviser of the President of the United States national security Robert O'brien.
In an article for the Washington Post O'brien recalled the many sanctions imposed against Russia by the administration of Donald trump.
U.S. sanctions against Russians in the Sudanese context is regrettable, but claims about the "hand of Kremlin" in different regions of the world is paranoid, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"It is regrettable the decision of the U.S. Treasury from July 15 to bring in their own sanctions list in the Sudanese context, three Russian citizens, and five companies," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The Deputy head of the security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, the most difficult moments of his tenure the Prime Minister called the economic crisis, sanctions and the adoption of unpopular decisions, in particular, the change in the pension system.
In an interview with the publishing house "Komsomolskaya Pravda", answering the question of which moments were the most severe during the working Prime Minister, Medvedev noted that the work of the Chairman of the government complex and operational: "always something happening", every day to make decisions to release documents that directly affect people's lives.
The heads of state of the European Union heard in the course of videocamera Friday information from the leaders of Germany and France on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and now the EU can move to the extension of economic sanctions against Russia, said the head of the European Council Charles Michel at a press conference after the meeting.
"The leaders were informed about the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which means that now the Council could extend the sanctions," he said.
Lawyers of Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska asked the Washington court to reject the petition of the U.S. Department of Treasury to dismiss and rapidly to consider the claim of a billionaire on "evidence Memorandum" on the basis of which it was included in the sanctions list, the documents in the court database, Court Listener.
The lawsuit filed in mid-April, in which Deripaska demanded to give him the full version of "evidence Memorandum" on the basis of which it was included in the sanctions list. The U.S. Treasury on behalf of the office for foreign assets control (OFAC) appealed to the court of Washington with a request to stop or to hold the accelerated procedure of consideration of the claim of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.
Russia will continue construction of the "Nord stream – 2", carrying out the project together with its European partners, the sanctions threat from the US is illegal, said RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, a group of US senators introduced a bill to impose sanctions against the insurers of the ships employed in laying the "Nord stream – 2".
Russian politicians responded to the words of the first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk on his way to "stop Russia" and the "aggressive case".
Earlier, the former Ukrainian leader criticized the policy of Europe towards Moscow. He believes that the creation of an international coalition — the only way to "stop Russian aggression".