Poland welcomes new sanctions against Russia

Poland welcomes new sanctions against Russia

The Polish Foreign Ministry has welcomed the signing by U.S. President Donald Trump of a law that supports the policy of sanctions against Russia, Polskie Radio has reported.

"According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland welcomed the fact that U.S. President Donald Trump signed a law upholding the policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation," reads the report.

It says that ever since Russia's annexation of Crimea and aggression against Ukraine, restrictions have been introduced by presidential executive orders. The fact that sanctions have now been adopted in the form of an act which was supported by a large Congressional majority gives hope that they will be more effective.

The statement notes that the simultaneous extension by the said act of sanctions against Russia's energy sector, including companies which are involved in the Nord Stream 2 project, is consistent with the strategic interest of Poland and the Central and Eastern Europe region. 

“This could also contribute to greater diversification of energy supplies to the European Union as a whole,” the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. 

As reported, on August 2, U.S. President Donald Trump signed H.R. 3364, the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act," which, among other things, foresees growing pressure on Russia and support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine


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