WASHINGTON, September 30 – Novosti. US sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy are a “critical element” of the Russian strategy, Jake Sullivan, the president’s national security aide, said on Friday.
“One of the key elements of our sanctions is to reduce Russian military power and ability to pose a threat to Ukraine . Secondly, we wanted to undermine key Russian sectors – technology, industrial and, of course, defense,” Sullivan said.
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“Thirdly, we wanted to send a clear signal to the rest of the world – those companies, individuals and countries that remain with Russia on this issue will become subjects of sanctions. In connection with all this, we believe that the element of sanctions and economic pressure … has become critical element of the implementation of our strategy,” he added.
The White House spokesman also noted that the United States is counting on a gradual increase in the impact of sanctions on Russia “from month to month.”
The West stepped up sanctions pressure on Russia over Ukraine, which led to higher prices for electricity, fuel and food in Europe and the United States. Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously stated that the policy of containment and weakening of Russia is a long-term strategy of the West, and sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the entire global economy. According to him, the main goal of the West is to worsen the lives of millions of people. The Russian Federation has repeatedly stated that Russia will solve all the problems that the West creates for it.