The U.S. Congress promises to adopt a new deterrent measures in the form of sanctions against Russia, and the newly elected President, Donald Trump has threatened a strong response, if he decides to cancel the sanctions. This was stated in interview to TV channel ABC News a member of the house of representatives from the Democratic party, Adam Schiff, reports 112.ua.
According to him, Republicans and Democrats are going to tighten sanctions against Russia.
“Both Democrats and Republicans together will provide a package of tougher sanctions. We do not think that the measures taken are sufficient to deter Russia”, – said the Congressman.
He noted that trump can get “decisive answer” to the sanctions imposed by Obama. Schiff stressed that the Americans have no doubt that Russia is behind hacking attacks.
“If he (trump) wants to win the trust, as President, he needs to stop thinking that way. He should cease to humiliate the American intelligence community, he must trust them, ” said Schiff, commenting on trump statements that still in question whether Russia was involved in the cyber attacks.
Recall, as stated by Donald trump, a cyber attack on the United States during the presidential campaign may be a part of not Russia, but another country. The American leader announced the public release of information about who really arranged the attacks on the United States.
As reported, U.S. President Barack Obama signed a decree on new sanctions against Russia. Restrictions will apply to six people and five organizations, including the FSB and the GRU.
In addition, the Americans decided to send 35 Russian diplomats and close access to two objects used by the Russian workers in new York and Maryland. A senior us official called it a “response to a campaign of harassment of American diplomats in Moscow from the Russian authorities”.