The United States does not plan to announce new sanctions against the Russian authorities this week, US presidential spokeswoman Jen Psaki said during a briefing.
The reporter asked her if the White House was ruling out imposing restrictive measures this week.
This week? Yes. I will not rule out [anything regarding] further, вЂњ she said.
According to her, only statements on the US budget are expected on April 9. In addition, the US authorities have not yet completed the study of Russia's unfriendly steps.
Our attention is focused<...>. The review is still ongoing. It takes weeks, not months. Weeks, not months. We are assessing the alarming actions of Russia and the Russian government, deciding where the consequences will be, as President Joe Biden said. Visible and invisible. And we hope that we will soon be able to say more about this, вЂњ Psaki added.
Earlier, Bloomberg, citing its own sources, reported that the US presidential administration is discussing the issue of new sanctions against the Russian authorities, as well as the possibility of expelling diplomats who cooperate with Russian intelligence in response to hacker attacks and election interference. According to the publication, Washington has completed a review of Moscow's unfriendly steps.
Press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov in response to this publication said that the Russian authorities are ready for the worst scenarios in relations with the United States. He called the United States a rather aggressive and unpredictable neighbor.