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The State Department hopes that the issue of imposing sanctions against Russia will remain a hypothesis

US State Department spokesman Ned Price expressed hope at the briefing that there would be no need to impose new restrictions on Russia.

“We hope this (imposition of sanctions. – RT) remains hypothetical “, – transfers RIA Novosti Price’s statement.

He explained that restrictions would not have to be introduced in the event that the United States authorities see from Russia “continued involvement in diplomacy.”

“We are ready … to continue diplomacy,” Price stressed.

According to him, in the event of an escalation of the situation around Ukraine, the Russian side will face serious consequences.

Formerly American Senators offered impose restrictions on Russian President Vladimir Putin and a number of high-ranking officials in the event of an aggravation of the situation around Ukraine.

It later became known that the senators also suggested impose restrictions on a number of Russian financial institutions, including Sberbank, VTB and Gazprombank.

Senior Researcher at the Center for European Studies, IMEMO RAS Vladimir Olenchenko in an interview with RT spoke about a project prepared by a group of US Democratic Senators, which proposes to impose sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and a number of high-ranking officials in the event of an aggravation of the situation around Ukraine.

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