Obama prematurely extended the anti-Russian sanctions over the Crimea, so they would not be ignored by trump
U.S. President Barack Obama a week before the expiration of its authority has decided to extend anti-Russian sanctions immediately after the annexation of Crimea and expiring only in March of this year.
Obama has twice before ordered further the validity of the first package of anti-Russian sanctions on March 6, in connection with the departure from the White house on January 20 and a possible concern for failure of Donald trump to support the sanctions, have decided to extend less than two months before the expiry of their actions, according to “Russia n conversation”.
The us leader extended from the four sanctions of the decrees in March and December 2014 regarding the political crisis in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea to Russia.
Obama extended sanctions against 110 141 individuals and legal entities, enterprises of defense industry, energy sector and those that operate on the territory of Crimea, is now valid until March 6, 2018.
The validity of anti-Russian sanctions over the Crimea would automatically cease after a year in that case, if Donald trump has not announced their continuation for 90 days before the end of annual period.
As previously reported, “Russian conversation”, the US President-elect Donald trump has promised that the anti-could be lifted if Moscow and Washington can actually get along and restore partnership.