Russian Ambassador: US Sanctions Hit Ordinary Russian
Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoli Antonov calls the latest US sanctions “a direct blow to the people of Russia” that mainly affect the “ordinary Russian”.
Antonov is referring to the decision by the Americans to take a tougher approach to Russia’s two largest banks.
According to CNN, in a message on the Telegram channel of the Russian embassy in Washington, the ambassador speaks of a “constant attack by the administration of President Joe Biden”. Antonov sees in US sanctions “a desire to tarnish Russia’s reputation”.
The US has banned all transactions from Sberbank, the country’s largest financial institution, and Alfa Bank, the country’s largest private bank, under the new sanctions.