The state Department promised to expand sanctions against Russia

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the United States will impose sanctions against Russia as long as she does not return Crimea to Ukraine and will not support peace in the Donbass, wrote state Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus on Twitter.

the announcement was made on the occasion of the visit to Kiev Secretary Mike Pompeo. “Today we honored the memory of those who rested in the result of Russian aggression in Ukraine”, – said Ortagus.

“Sanctions against Russia will remain in force until the actions that led to these tragic deaths, will not stop,” wrote Pompeo in his Twitter.

Today he together with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim Pristayko laid flowers to the monument of the perished in Donbas during the “Russian aggression”.

Previously, the U.S. has expanded the list of anti-Russian sanctions, including officials of the Crimea. In particular, restrictions imposed on the acting Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaeva, the speaker of city legislative Assembly of Vladimir Nemtseva and the Senator from Sevastopol Catherine Baltabaeva.

21 Dec 2019 began to act US sanctions against the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” and “Turkish stream”. They are a Swiss company Allseas has stopped the laying of the pipeline under the Baltic sea.

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