Reference News Network reported on March 5 that the Russian media said that the White House issued a message that President Trump signed an order to extend the sanctions imposed on Russia in 2014 due to Ukraine for one year.
According to the Russian Satellite News Agency on March 4, the White House wrote in its notice to the United States Congress that it would extend the validity of the sanctions for another year after the expiration of the sanctions on March 6, 2019, referring to the sanctions against Russia signed by former President Barack Obama on March 6, 2014.
Russias actions and policies, including the `annexation of Crimea and the use of force in Ukraine, continue to pose a great threat to U.S. national security and foreign policy, Trump said in the signed order.
Reported that Russias relations with Western countries have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine and Crimea. The West accused Russia of interfering and imposing sanctions on Russia. Russia has repeatedly stressed that Russia is neither a participant in the Ukrainian conflict nor a subject of the Minsk Mediation Agreement. In response to the 2014 sanctions imposed by the United States, Moscow implemented a response measure on August 6, the same year, adopting an import substitution policy, and repeatedly expressed that dialogue with Russia in the language of sanctions had the opposite effect. Recently, there have been more and more calls from the West for lifting sanctions against Russia.
According to a report on the website of Russia Today on March 4, just as U.S. lawmakers opposed Trumps declaration of a state of emergency in parts of the United States to build a border wall, U.S. President Trump told the U.S. Congress that he would extend the national state of emergency declared by the United States in 2014 to impose sanctions on Russia.
On March 4, Trump extended the state of emergency declared in an executive order issued by former President Barack Obama in March 2014 for a year. The administrative order was originally scheduled to expire on 6 March. Trumps order enabled Washington to maintain the sanctions imposed on Russia since 2014.
In addition, Russian Satellite News Agency reported on March 5 that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in an interview with Luxembourg Speech News on the eve of his visit to Luxembourg, said that the educational effect of Western sanctions against Russia was zero, and many Russian foreign partners realized that this policy had no future.
Speaking of anti-Russian sanctions, Medvedev said: Lets be frank: nobody needs it, and its not good for anybody. And the educational effect is zero. Many of our partners are aware that this approach has no future.
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