Alexis Azencott: Nina zotina / RIA Novosti
The work of American companies in Russia is under threat full stop. This was stated by the head of the American chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham) Alexis Rodzianko, according to RIA Novosti.
“The main concern of companies is sanctions, not just those that already exist, but the threat of additional sanctions that may be. In fact, the sanctions would have forced all American companies to leave Russia, because they prohibit working with banking systems, transportation, Railways and prohibited from buying gas that is made in Russia is becoming de facto impossible,” he said.
Rodzianko said that “while this is only a threat, but it exists and hangs in the air.” Thus, according to him, currently, “the business continues to operate and grow — and even to invest in Russia”.
On 8 August the US has promised to enter against Russia new sanctions package. It was further stipulated that restrictive measures, if Moscow “will give reliable assurances that in the future would not use chemical or biological weapons and agree to inspections “on the spot” by the UN”. On 14 September, the foreign Ministry said that Russia will ignore “illegitimate, ultimate, far beyond the requirements of Washington.”
Video, photo All from Russia.