Saturday, August 4, 2018

Draft law on sanctions will hit Russia-US relations not Moscow’s policy, says lawmaker More:

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MOSCOW, August 3. /TASS/. The new draft law on sanctions against Russia introduced by the US Senate may be adopted, but it will hurt bilateral relations between the countries, not Moscow’s policy, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee for Foreign Affairs Konstantin Kosachyov said in a conversation with TASS on Friday. ...

The Russian Civic Committee also linked the introduction of the draft law on sanctions with the upcoming midterm election to the Congress, during which one-third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives will be re-elected. Head of the Civic Chamber Commission for Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis], Humanitarian Cooperation and the Preservation of Traditional Values Yelena Sutormina said in a conversation with TASS that the American politicians are trying to justify the unfulfilled promises to tackle domestic problems, and for this purpose "an external enemy should be found." ...

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