The US is preparing to deliver "last blow" to Russia

The US Congress has prepared a new sanctions package that could cause serious damage to Russia. Sanctions include a ban on operations with government loan bonds, as well as bonds issued by a number of Russian state banks.

The project was sponsored by two congressmen: Republican Joaquin Castro and Democrat Mike Turner. We see that membership in various political parties does not interfere with anti-Russian activity.

What does the bill provide?

This document is directly related to the poisoning of the Skripals, having received the proud name "Act of solidarity with Britain against violations of Russia."

The project provides for the complete prohibition in the USA of any operations with Russian government debt. This could be a significant blow for Russia, since, according to the Central Bank, 34 percent of Russian government bonds are owned by foreign owners.

The sanctions cover any debt securities of the Central Bank, the National Wealth Fund or the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the circulation term of which exceeds 14 days.

In addition, bonds of seven Russian state-owned banks are also banned. This list includes: Gazprombank, Vnesheconombank, VTB, Sberbank of Russia, Russian Agricultural Bank, Promsvyazbank and Bank of Moscow.

The new law will only apply to securities issued after its entry into force, that is, after 180 days.

The bill also provides for blocking the operations of any of the seven Russian state-owned banks on the sanctions list.

Transactions with the assets of these institutions will also be prohibited if they are located in the United States or controlled by legal entities of that country. This also applies to those assets that are in shared ownership.

Implications of the Bill

Even if the US President wanted, he could not block the bill. If it is adopted, Russia faces serious troubles.

Moreover, the market has already begun to respond to this news. The result was a collapse in the exchange rates of Russian securities, as well as a sharp drop in the ruble against the dollar and the euro.

Let us hope that the Russian leadership was not taken aback by these actions of the American side, and the response measures were prepared in advance. After all, if you bully a bully, you should understand that he is likely to get into a fight.
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  1. savage1976 Offline savage1976
    savage1976 April 11 2018 09: 59
    The author’s wrong approach, it’s not you who are bullying a bully, but a crowd of gopniks is bullying you. So it is necessary to cut down the leader, the rest will run away themselves, and they can also add the leader.
    1. Kuzmitsky Offline Kuzmitsky
      Kuzmitsky (Sergei) April 11 2018 21: 59
      Absolutely right. The only right strategy, you cut down the strongest, the rest scatter. I am glad that you wrote this, I expected such a comment. Thank you for not disappointing :)
  2. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) April 11 2018 13: 11
    The author is clearly from the "crowd". But if you are from the “crowd” and you don’t know much and don’t even guess, then you stuck out at people, why do you climb with your fabrications?
    1. Kuzmitsky Offline Kuzmitsky
      Kuzmitsky (Sergei) April 11 2018 21: 52
      I’m really from the crowd (I’ll even write without quotes), but I differ radically from the gopniks in my views. And I was staring at people and at God's light, because others from the crowd did not want to do this, I had to.
      And if ordinary people, like me, from the crowd, begin to exchange thoughts, maybe it will become easier for us to live, maybe it will be easier for us to guess a lot, eh? Maybe then the crowd will cease to be? Do you think, gentlemen, and you, dear bratchanin3 (Gennady)?
      Here are those and cho.
      But the crowd should be pulled up only with weighty arguments, or if you know for sure that the truth is yours, or if you have nowhere to retreat.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) April 11 2018 15: 35
    This is another reason to take your money in the States and start using Chinese banks.
  4. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri) April 12 2018 14: 37
    Guys! And how do you think that those whose "capital, assets" are on paper are the most concerned about. Why should we be afraid of whom? A return to the USSR without union republics and oligarchs? For God's sake! Russia has enough strength and resources to calm any "crazy partner". Death is red in the world. Is it really not clear to these American dogs that only in Russia they die like Oleg Peshkov, Alexander Prokhorenko, Roman Filipov did. If we are destined to perish, then our choice will be correct, and we will not live on our knees ...