The White house officially confirmed the extension of sanctions against Russia

Barack Obama



The white house unveiled a document which says the extension of sanctions against Russia for its aggressive actions against Ukraine.

President Barack Obama extended for another year the decree on the introduction of sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. The relevant document was published on Friday by the White house.

“The actions and policies of persons undermining democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threatening the peace, security, stability, sovereignty and territorial integrity; involved in misappropriation of assets, as well as the actions and policies of the Government of the Russian Federation, including its annexation of Crimea and use of force in Ukraine, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” reads the document .

Therefore, as noted by the President of the United States, he made the decision about the need “to extend the state of emergency declared by the Order 13660 in relation to Ukraine.”

Thus explains why the order of the President of the United States to extend the sanctions came not in March but in January. Thus, the Law on emergency situations in the United States provides for the automatic termination of a state of emergency in the country (which leads to sanctions), if within 90 days before the anniversary after its publication, the President does not publish in the Federal register and would not submit to the Congress a message that the situation needs to continue beyond the one year.

“According to this provision, I have sent for publication in the Federal register, a message indicating that a state of emergency in the country declared by Order 13660 of March 6, 2014, will continue in effect after March 6, 2017”, – reads the statement of the President of the United States.

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