“There are a number of indicators that demonstrate the impact of the sanctions regime on the economy. As for its influence on the calculations of the regime (of President Vladimir Putin of Russia) with respect to Ukraine, we did not see any actions that we would like to see, ”Ernest quotes. "Lenta.ru".
He noted that Washington continues to urge Moscow to stop "destabilizing actions along the border with Ukraine, which led to the escalation of the conflict." According to the White House, Russia should influence the militias so that they "observe the cease-fire and strive for a diplomatic resolution of the conflict." In addition, the United States does not observe initiatives to close Russian borders from the transport of heavy weapons to the territory of Ukraine.
RBC notes that this week the United States plans to introduce the sanctions promised earlier against the oil industry of the Russian Federation, which will limit the supply of equipment for unconventional oil production methods. The new export policy was approved by US Deputy Minister of Commerce Erik Hirshhorn on August 1, but it will work on August 6 after entering the Federal Register.