Obama has extended sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

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Barack Obama believes that Russia’s actions continue to pose a threat to national security and U.S. foreign policy.

US President Barack Obama on 13 January extended for another year sanctions imposed against Russia in March 2014 because of the situation in Crimea and Ukraine, reports RIA Novosti.

“The actions and policies that are answered by this decree, continue to pose unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the USA”, − stated in the order of the outgoing President.

Recall that the sanctions envisaged by the decree of 2014, ended March 6, Obama had to notify Congress about the decision to extend the validity of the document, which was adopted four decrees that extended the sanctions.

In a letter to leaders of both chambers of Congress, the President listed what continues to constitute a threat to the United States .

“The actions and policies of persons who undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity; contributing to the misappropriation of assets, as well as the actions and policies of the government of the Russian Federation, including its deliberate annexation of Crimea and use of force in Ukraine,” Obama said in the letter.

Earlier it was reported that at the end of December 2016 Obama imposed sanctions against Russia in response to interference in U.S. elections and the pressure on American diplomats.

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