US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said that Russia is successfully bypassing American restrictive measures. She spoke at a hearing before the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
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“Export control is what I pay the most attention to. <...> Every time we notice that they bypass export controls, we come down on them, but it’s like a game of whack-a-mole. Russia has been building these global networks for years. They are good at bypassing (restrictions),” Raimondo said. The minister compared the process of monitoring compliance with restrictions to a “daily brutal battle,” TASS reports.
The United States has introduced many restrictive measures against our country. For example, it was Washington that lobbied for the idea of introducing a so-called price ceiling on Russian oil supplies.
In December last year, Western countries introduced such a restriction – according to it, it is prohibited to sell oil from Russia more than 60 dollars per barrel (we are talking about deliveries by sea).
At the same time, however, the American press often raises the topic that sanctions do not have the effect that was expected. In particular, take the same ceiling on oil prices; now it exceeds it.
However, the American administration assures that it will continue to tighten sanctions against Russia.