Jacob Lew: Washington has "more tools" to put pressure on the Russian Federation
The US have in their own possession "more tools" in order to increase the pressure on the Russian Federation in connection with the events in Ukraine, said the US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
" I think we've seen the punishment work in order to make pressure on the economy (RF). We (USA) have more tools. I I'm not going to list it for tools, but they we have ", - quotes Agency "Reuters" words Lew, said at a press conference in Brussels.
first it was announced that Jacob Lew will lead the U.S. delegation in Poland at events on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and the next day they will visit Kiev to discuss additional assistance to Ukraine.
Relations between the Russian Federation and the West in 2014 deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway. A ban were beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and some other products.
Russia has stated many times that talking with Moscow in the language of ultimatums impractical and unacceptable. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied attachment to events in the East of Ukraine and noted the interest in a neighboring state overcame political and economic crisis. Russia also urged all external actors to influence Kiev for the execution of the armistice agreements.