If Moscow shows aggression against Ukraine, then the United States can add Russia to the list of countries that are subject to severe export restrictions. Now the group of such states includes Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria
The United States may add Russia to the list of countries subject to the most stringent export restrictions if Moscow imposes troops into Ukraine, the Associated Press (AP) reports, citing senior US officials. This is also reported by Bloomberg, citing a source familiar with the negotiations in the White House.
This list now includes Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Syria.
According to AP interlocutors, Russia will be hit hard by economic sanctions if it intervenes in Ukraine's affairs. They noted that, in addition to direct sanctions against Russian entities, these sanctions may include significant restrictions on goods exported from the United States to Russia, and possibly some foreign-made goods “ created under U.S. jurisdiction. ''
On the evening of January 8, The New York Times (NYT), citing American officials, announced details of Washington's plan to impose sanctions on Russia. According to the newspaper, the restrictions will take effect a few hours after the “ invasion '' Russian military to Ukraine. In addition to sanctions on energy and consumer goods, the United States and its allies are considering a ban on the export of advanced electronic components and software to Russia. In addition, Washington's sanctions could target critical Russian industries, including its defense and civil aviation sectors.
At the end of last year, a number of Western media wrote that the United States and its allies intend to impose sanctions against Russia in the event of aggression against Ukraine. This included, among other things, sanctions against the largest Russian banks and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). Restrictions on the conversion of rubles into other currencies were mentioned as one of the most likely measures. In addition, it was reported about possible sanctions against the sovereign debt of Russia and the disconnection of the country from the interbank SWIFT system.
At the same time, the White House did not rule out that the sanctions, which would have the most disastrous consequences for Russia in the event of a possible escalation of the situation around Ukraine, including against Gazprom or the central bank could harm the global economy. 'These negative consequences' can “ boomerang come back '' The United States in the year of the presidential election, to damage the country's economy and allies of the United States, they said in the White House.
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