The Federation Council threatened to completely break off relations with the United States because of the sanctions against Putin: Politics: Russia:

Senator Alexey Pushkov said that the introduction of personal sanctions against the President of Russia Vladimir Putin could lead to a complete break in relations with the United States. He told about this in interview “Gazeta.Ru”

According to him, restrictive measures against the Russian leadership will lead to “extremely destructive” consequences. If such a law is adopted in the United States, and even more so applied, it will be on the very brink of a serious aggravation between the United States and Russia and, possibly, even a break in relations, the member noted. Federation Council

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At the same time, Pushkov explained that the threat of new sanctions is an instrument designed to provide the White House with “a free hand in putting pressure on the Kremlin.” He also added that such actions by Washington could push Ukraine to start aggressive actions in Donbass.

Earlier in the U.S. Congress presented a bill on new sanctions against Russia in the event of an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Congressmen thought about a ban on operations with the primary and secondary public debt of Russia. They also propose to impose sanctions against the Russian banking sector and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. In addition, if the situation escalates, the United States may demand that Russia be disconnected from the SWIFT international payment system.

In addition to the above restrictions, the Democrats are considering imposing sanctions against Vladimir Putin personally. They also propose restrictions on the Prime Minister. Mikhail Mishustin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu, chief General Staff of the Armed Forces Valeria Gerasimova, as well as commanders of various branches of the armed forces, including the airborne and naval forces.

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