The US Senate passed the sanctions package on June 15 with a 98-2 vote, but the legislation was flagged by the US House of Representatives as a "blue slip" violation because any bill that raises revenue for the government must originate in the lower chamber.
German Economic Affairs Ministry is in contact with the European Commission on the proportional response to US sanctions against Russia in the event of their extraterritorial application, a ministry spokesman told Sputnik on Thursday.
US sanctions may have opposite effect, Russia’s Rosneft will work to minimize their effect, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin said Thursday.
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill introducing new sanctions against Russia. According to political analyst Pavel Sharikov, US-Russia relations have become a victim of the internal political struggle in Washington.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that the United States declared a full-fledged trade war by introducing new anti-Russia sanctions, adding that there is no chance that the relations between the two states will improve.
The European Union has slammed the United States for introducing the new round of anti-Russian sanctions, with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker saying that Brussels would defend its economic interests.
The adoption of new sanctions against Russia 'buries' the prospects of constructive Russia-US cooperation, Konstantin Kosachev, chair of Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, said Wednesday.
President Donald Trump is adding a statement expressing concerns over the bill to sanction Russia, Iran and North Korea that he signed into law on Wednesday morning, according to media reports.
US President Donald Trump has signed a new batch of sanctions into law which are directed against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that the statements on the issue of the anti-Russia sanctions that come out from the White House are "somewhat contradictory," adding that Moscow is waiting for the statement from President Donald Trump.
President Trump is going to sign a bill on a new set of anti-Russian sanctions into law; the proposed legislation was previously passed by the US Congress with a veto-proof majority. Europe, however, has said that it might jeopardize its energy security. Russian political analysts explained what is at stake.
German Minister for Economics and Energy Brigitte Zypries stated that new round of US sanctions against Russia violates international law.
The United States does not understand that sanctions against Russia cannot lead to the improvement of relations between the countries, the press service of the Russian Embassy in the United States said on Saturday.
As the new US sanctions against Russia are debated not only in Washington, but also in many European countries, Austrian political expert Gerhard Mangott commented on the issue, saying that the decision on the sanctions could severely affect US President Donald Trump's political image and Washington's relations with Europe.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday that the US sanctions bill "represents the strong will" of the Americans to see Russia take steps to improve Moscow-Washington ties.
As the US Senate approved the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, EU countries have repeatedly criticized the move as contradicting their interests. According to German economist Rudolf Hickel, the sanctions are driving a wedge between Washington and Brussels.
Two days have passed since the US Senate approved new sanctions against Russia. The move caused discontent among European countries as many fear that sanctions will negatively affect the EU economy.
Russia is suspending the use of all warehouses in Moscow by the US embassy starting from August 1, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The move comes following the US Senate's approval of a new set of sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, which is yet to be signed by President Donald Trump.
The potential extraterritorial application of new US sanctions on Russia that would hurt the interests of European companies is unacceptable, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Der Spiegel outlet on Friday.
As the US Congress has approved a new set of sanctions which only need President Donald Trump's signature, German CDU politician Willy Wimmer said that the United States is now clearly ready to abandon any coordination with the European Union.