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US Prepares New Sanctions Against Russia for Support of Assad

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe United States is planning to impose new sanctions against Russia in response to Kremlin support for the Bashar Assad regime. Such a formulation is contained in the materials of the press service of the White House, the Daily Mail reports with reference to the source.

The publication notes that the White House and the Ministry of Finance were unable to comment on this information promptly.

The possible extension of restrictive measures against Moscow was reported by Atlantic Council expert Brian O’Toole.

“From today’s document,” We also intend to expand sanctions against Russia as a response to Moscow’s support of the Assad regime, which allowed him to commit crimes against the Syrian people, “he wrote on Twitter.

On the night of April 13 to April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched air strikes against targets in Syria. During the attack, more than 100 missiles were fired, most of which were successfully shot down by Syrian air defense systems. The reason for the attack were reports of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities, despite the fact that no evidence was ever submitted.

Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the actions of Western states and described the attack on Syria as an act of aggression. Moscow convened an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council, where she presented a draft resolution condemning the attack. The resolution was rejected.