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Russia Says U.S. Sanctions Against It Could Be Seen As Treasonous

Sanctions from Washington reach deep into the Russian energy sector, which accounts for about a third of total Russian GDP May 23, 2018 — With its energy sector the target of U.S. sanctions pressure, a Russian legislator on Wednesday proposed making those sanctions synonymous with treason. Andrei Isayev, the head of legislation in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, said discussions were under way to consider counter-sanctions measures against the United States. The measure could criminalize those sanctions. “It was also proposed to make this component equal toRead More