The first package of crushing sanctions against the Russian Federation in the event of a new attack on Ukraine is already ready.
The US has prepared tough sanctions against Russian banks / getty images
The United States of America has prepared the first package of sanctions against Russia, which includes a ban on processing transactions of large Russian banks.
The agency writes Reuters with reference to sources.
Sanctions envisaged in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine will be aimed at reducing the correspondent relations of US and Russian banks, which allow for international payments. The list of banks that may be subject to sanctions is not fully formed. At the same time, the agency notes that the restrictions are likely to affect VTB, Sberbank, VEB.RF and Gazprombank.
In addition, in the event of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States will impose sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities, which provide for the freezing of assets and a ban on any transactions. The White House and the US Treasury declined to comment.
Recall that earlier Vice-President of the European Commission, EU High Representative for Foreign Policy and Security Josep Borrell proposed to the EU Council at the level of foreign ministers to approve a package of tough sanctions against the Russian Federation in case of further invasion of Ukraine.
The head of European diplomacy also stated that there was no evidence of the withdrawal of certain units of Russian troops from the Ukrainian border.
Then the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, revealed some details of the sanctions. According to her, in the event of a new invasion of Ukraine, Russia will be cut off from international financial markets. It will also not be able to access key export commodities.