Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, MP Leonid Slutsky:
“US senators introduced a revised bill, which had previously been called”Bill from hell “against Russia. Its motivations are absolutely tense and unsubstantiated. There is absolutely no reason for new restrictive measures. These are again sanctions for sanctions.
As for the hypothetical consequences, they are currently being analyzed by the relevant departments of the Russian Federation. No panic forecasts. I am confident that Russia in any case will take all the necessary steps to minimize possible negative effects of the new sanctions, and will also give an adequate response if they are introduced.
But on the whole, the bill continues an unfair line on ensuring competitive advantages for the US on the world markets, as well as on refraining of Russia. The United States really lost any measure of shame and elementary propriety. Washington behaves like a world gendarme, overtly and blatantly interfering in internal affairs of other states, sponsoring coups and recognizing puppet impostors like in Venezuela, while intending to impose sanctions on Russia … for interfering in the elections! Again “from a sick head to a healthy one?”.
The United States does not let loose the sanctions cudgel, with the help of which they are trying to impose their will on all those who are in favor of a multipolar world and against the hegemony of one single power on the planet.”