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The German business representatives criticized the US plans to expand anti-Russian sanctions, as these may be affected company from Germany. About it reports Deutsche Welle with reference to the statement of the Chairman of the “Committee on Eastern — Eastern Association of German economy” (OAOEV) Wolfgang Buchele.
“All these attempts of extraterritorial application of U.S. sanctions violate our sovereignty, we must therefore vigorously defend against them, no matter against what countries directed these measures,” said Buchele.
In this regard, he stressed that the US actions were contrary to international law, and suggested to extend to Russia the EU Regulation on the protection from US sanctions, which now protects European companies doing business with Iran.
On 8 August it became known that Washington will impose a new package of restrictive measures against Russia due to the use of prohibited weapons. Against the background of the U.S. falling ruble and stocks of major Russian companies.
The Russian currency ruble after the opening of trading on the Moscow exchange on Friday, 10 August, fell below 67 rubles per dollar. At this price the dollar last traded in August 2016.
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