We remind that earlier the Russian authorities noted that they would extend anti-European sanctions as a retaliatory measure.
A statement by EU officials on the extension of anti-Russian sanctions was published against the background of toughening of the American-European trade rhetoric. The reason for this tightening was the introduction of high duties by the American authorities on European metals. In response, the EU promised Washington to take a response decision on goods coming from the United States, and added that if the States want a trade war, then this is their choice, and they will receive it.
Meanwhile, during a recent report by the head of the US National Intelligence Service, a statement was made that anti-Russian sanctions did not lead to the desired result for the West, since "Russia has learned to bypass basic sanctions measures."