US President Barack Obama signed a decree to prolong sanctions against the Russian Federation due to events in Ukraine, informed press service of the White House.
According to the decree “emergency measures are imposed in connection with efforts to undermine democratic processes in Ukraine, violate its sovereignty and territorial integrity”. According to Obama, such a situation creates extraordinary threat to national security and external policy of the USA.
The decree also mentions reasons the sanctions are imposed: annexation of Crimea, aggression on the territory of Ukraine, efforts to undermine democratic processes in Ukraine, threat to territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The decree 13660 from 6.03.2014, which allows arrest of assets of people involved in dispersal of Euromaidan is renewed. The decree 13661 from 19.03.2014, which allows imposition of sanctions on a number of Russian politicians is also renewed.
All the above mentioned sanctions are valid till March 6, 2017.