The United States imposed new sanctions because of the Crimea and Donbass

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 - Hum News. The United States imposes sanctions on three individuals and nine organizations in connection with the annexation of the Crimea and the situation in the Donbas, said US State Department special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker.

According to him, restrictions are imposed for supporting Russia's attempts to integrate Crimea through private investment and privatization projects, as well as for involvement in serious human rights violations.
"It is noteworthy that this is the first step in the form of sanctions, which it exclusively recognizes, based on the understanding that Russia in fact controls the Donbass in eastern Ukraine," Volker said.
Earlier, he stated that the US administration would introduce additional sanctions against Russia in Ukraine once in one or two months. The purpose of such actions Volcker called forcing Russia to begin negotiations on resolving the crisis.

Who will be affected by the sanctions

After the statement Volcker, the US Treasury Department named the defendants of the sanctions list.
The deputy head of the Ministry of State Security of the LPR, Alexander Basov, a former officer of the SBU Andrei Sushko, and the former commander of the missile forces and artillery (MFA) of the Ministry of Defense Vladimir Zaritsky, got into it.
In addition, the Ministry of State Security of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, the Southern Project, owned by the Russia Bank Yuri Kovalchuk, as well as three Crimean sanatoriums, Ay-Petri, Dyulber and Mishor, will be subject to restrictions.

"Political Revenge"

Statement Volcker commented on in the Federation Council. So, the head of the international committee Konstantin Kosachev noted that Russia will respond to the next US sanctions.
"Politically - mirror. Economically - selectively, in order to prevent damage to their own interests," said Kosachev.
Oleg Morozov, a member of the international committee, also expressed the opinion that such actions should not be left without a reaction.
“Especially since nothing fundamentally new is happening in the situation around the Crimea. That is, the sanctions are largely demonstrative,” said Morozov.

Trade and economic relations between the countries "will inevitably shrink," said the parliamentarian.
He also noted that "sanctions in the American version acquired the character of political revenge." They are introduced not because something happens, but because it does not happen according to the American scenario, Morozov said.
According to the senator, it is pointless to discuss these actions on any international platforms.
“But the sanctions do not change our position on the Crimea or the Donbas. The Crimea is Russian. The Donbas is a political settlement based on the Minsk Agreements,” the politician concluded.
Relations between Russia and Western countries have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine and around the Crimea. The West, accusing Russia of intervening, imposed sanctions against it. On August 6, 2014, Moscow responded, took a course on import substitution, and repeatedly stated that talking to her in the language of sanctions was counterproductive.