US President Donald Trump signed a document according to which sanctions against the Russian Federation are extended until March 2019, the press service of the White House reported.
The press service noted that the sanctions were extended because of the occupation of Crimea and the aggression of the Russian Federation in the Donbas. Russia continues to undermine the democratic processes in Ukraine, threaten its peace, security, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Previously, the US Treasury was considering the issue of imposing sanctions against another 13 Russians, who, according to the the Ministry of Justice, were involved in the case of interference in the election of the US president in 2016.
Earlier, representatives of the Democratic Party in the US Senate prepared a draft resolution demanding to impose sanctions against those included in the Kremlin's list. The text of the resolution says that Russia violates the democratic processes in Ukraine, and also seeks to interfere in the domestic policy of the United States and European countries