US doesn't plan new sanctions against Russia due to Crimea

US doesn't plan new sanctions against Russia due to Crimea

The US doesn't intend to introduce new sanctions against Russia in connection with the situation around Crimea because it believes the current sanctions regime is "quite complete."

Today US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland made it clear, speaking to the US Congress at hearings on the situation in Ukraine. She recalled that Washington decided not to recognize the peninsula as a part of Russia as it still considers it to be Ukrainian territory.

According to Nuland, the current sanctions regime in respect of Crimea, established by the United States along with the European Union, can be considered as sufficiently complete. "It prohibits business relations with Crimea and any investment in the region," the US diplomat said. "And we will maintain this regime,'' Tass reports.

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