U.S. considers new sanctions against Russia as Moscow supports Maduro

Source : 112 Ukraine

Elliott Abrams, the White House's representative in Venezuela
18:30, 25 July 2019

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The United States look into the opportunity to impose the new sanctions against Russia because of the Russian Federation's support of Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro. Elliott Abrams, the White House's representative in Venezuela said so as quoted by AFP.

"The pressure will continue, we'll have more sanctions tomorrow," said Elliott Abrams, the White House's pointman on Venezuela. He added he thinks the pressure has had a "fairly dramatic" effect on Maduro's regime, though the leader has yet to leave power. Abrams did not specify what the sanctions, which will be announced Thursday, will include", reads the article.

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"On Russia, we are still thinking about what sanctions to apply, individual or sectoral," the official added. He also said that Washington would add pressure on Cuba for its actions in Venezuela that aim to uphold Maduro's regime.

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