US, Allies Considering Additional Sanctions Against Russia
A representative of the US Department of State said that the US and its allies are considering additional sanctions against Russia
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The United States, its allies and partners are currently considering the possibility of imposing new sanctions against Russia after the so-called “Kerch package”, which was recently applied to six people and eight organizations.
“The United States and its partners continue to consider additional restrictions,” George Kent, Deputy Assistant of the US Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said in a comment to an Ukrinform correspondent, when asked whether the US government is considering new sanctions against Russia.
Kent noted that he could not comment on the content of discussions, but said: “We continue making these efforts.”
Earlier, Kent spoke at the conference “Crimea after Five Years of Russian Occupation” at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington DC. He once again stressed the West would continue to put pressure on Russia until the end of its aggression.
Kent said on Tuesday, “…the United States will continue to use private and public diplomacy, as well as a policy of sanctions.” He also added that the United States “…will continue to provide security assistance to Ukraine to be sure that Russia will pay for its actions.”
The senior official of the US Department of State also recalled that over the past five years Washington has maintained a stable policy in support of the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, including territorial waters.
“We will not accept anything except the full restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine,” Kent said.