The President of the United States Donald trump instructed the government to prepare a plan for the introduction of sanctions against Russia for breach of contract on the elimination of intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF).
Order trump published on the White house website, reports Rus.Media.
Instructions related to the enforcement of the law on the U.S. defense budget for 2018, one section of which concerns the imposition of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Unit 1244 “C” of this document called “Report on the plan of introduction of additional sanctions against Russia”.
To prepare a report on the implementation by Russia of the INF Treaty, should the President of the United States, but in this case he gave his authority to Ministers, the report says the White house. The report must include a “plan for the introduction of measures against specific individuals for the failure by Russia of the INF Treaty”.
Sanctions can be imposed against senior Russian officials responsible for giving orders about breach of the INF Treaty or contributed to this process. The list of persons must be provided in the report.
Among the possible measures – blocking assets in the United States and revocation of accounts, the ban on entering the US and any other sanctions that the President deems appropriate.”
We will remind, the agreement on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles was signed in 1987 by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan. According to the document, both parties can test and deploy cruise and ballistic land-based missiles of medium (1,000 to 5,500 kilometers) and shorter (500 to 1,000 kilometers) range.