Gudkov: it is Sad that Russia has become a pariah state

Photo: Dmitry Gudkov / Facebook

New anti-Russian US sanctions will affect ordinary Russians. Such opinion on air of radio station “Echo of Moscow” was expressed by the former Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, opposition politician Dmitry Gudkov.

“It’s a disaster will be in the future… Well, not a disaster, but with serious consequences for the Russian economy, many labor groups, for workers, for scientists, for many employees of all these companies. Including and our tax base it will hit, because all these companies are obviously now would lose a lot in profits and assets”, – he said.

According to Gudkov, “many gloat – “So they want”. The politician believes that speech can go not only about the economy.

“Now the Russian authorities can answer again the bombardment of Voronezh. Therefore, in any case, it all hit us with you, in our pockets, on the Russian economy. Actually sad that Russia has become a pariah state for the entire civilized world,” he said.

On 6 April the US imposed sanctions on 24 Russian businessmen and government officials, as well as a number of companies. The American Ministry of Finance explained that such measures have been taken pursuant to the law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions” (CAATSA), which in August 2017 was approved by the President, Donald trump.

According to the law CAATSA, the U.S. Treasury, in cooperation with the State Department in January 2018, provided Congress the “Kremlin report” – a list of the 114 senior officials and 96 of oligarchs close to the “Russian regime”. Mentioned assistants and advisers of Russian President Vladimir Putin, all government members, including Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the mayors of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Putin then said that Russia will not respond to “unfriendly act”.