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Analysts of the British Bank Barclays praised a new package of sanctions, prepared by the U.S. authorities against Russia. In their opinion, the most dangerous variant would be action against Russian state banks. About it reports Bloomberg with reference to the analytical review of the investment Bank.
“The most robust sanctions against Russia is to ban all transactions with Russian banks, it can be even more frightening than a ban on investment in Russian debt”, — quotes Agency the words Barclays analyst Lisa Eremenko.
She also notes that in the current version of the American bill on sanctions, this position is too vague to estimate it very accurately. The analyst believes that by the time of the adoption of the document this item will be updated. According to the current edition of the law, which is still under consideration, sanctions may affect “one or more financial institutions of Russia”. They can be, for example, state-owned banks: Sberbank, VTB, Vnesheconombank, Gazprombank, Promsvyazbank, Rosselkhozbank.
“Regardless of the preliminarity of the document, it demonstrates the firm intention of the United States to increase pressure and cause damage on Russia,” — said Eremenko.
The document on new anti-Russian sanctions was introduced in the U.S. Senate on August 2. Us lawmakers called the document a “devastating” and the restrictions are imposed because of the alleged Russian interference in U.S. elections. The document, in particular, assumed the paragraph on sanctions against the national debt of Russia, despite the fact that the U.S. Treasury Department in February warned about the global risks of such sanctions.
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