Kremlin brands U.S. sanctions bill against Russia as ‘racketeering’

 Kremlin brands U.S. sanctions bill against Russia as ‘racketeering’

Efforts by U.S. lawmakers to impose sanctions on Russian energy projects and banks border on racketeering, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said commenting on the new bill in the U.S. Congress on sanctions against Russia.

According to the spokesman, behind such proposals "there is an absolutely concrete, pragmatic and aggressive trading approach, having nothing to do with international trade rules."

"This policy sometimes borders on racketeering. I mean various provisions of the draft law aimed at disrupting various energy projects of Russian companies, undermining the activities of Russian banks with state participation," TASS cited him as saying.

Peskov assured that the Russian government has already taken measures to protect the country against various "racketeering attacks" of the U.S.

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