The state Duma called the idea of the US preventive sanctions against Russia absurdwebadmin | August 29, 2020 | 0 | Stories , World
The proposal of us senators to impose sanctions against Russia for possible interference in the elections is absurd. This opinion was expressed by a member of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Elena Panina, commenting on the appeal of senators to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin with a request to impose sanctions against Russian individuals and companies that “intend to interfere in the 2020 elections.”
According to her, the country, which proclaimed itself a model of legal culture, is sliding into a barbaric prehistoric era, RIA Novosti writes. “We will punish them for the fact that they may want to attack us, and we will do it in advance – this is what, in fact, the congressmen suggest,” the politician said, stressing that such an absurdity would be unthinkable even in the code of Hammurabi. Panina called such a proposal evidence of the continuing degradation of American political life.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Federation Council’s international Affairs Committee, Konstantin Kosachev, said that Russia’s alleged interference in the election is part of the US election campaign. In his opinion, there will be many more” sensations ” as we approach November.Recall that us special Prosecutor Robert Mueller spent two years investigating allegations of “Russian interference” in the us election in 2016. However, he never found any evidence. The next us presidential election is scheduled for the third of November this year.