© RIA Novosti . Vladimir SergeevEU Slams US’ Russia Sanctions to Damage Trump – Lombardia-Russia Cultural AssociationROME (Sputnik) — New sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States blow against the economic interests of Europe in Russia, President of the Russian-Italian Chamber of Commerce Rosario Alessandrello told Sputnik. “The main goal of the sanctions is to turn Russian and European companies against each other and to deprive Europe of a choice in energy sector and to force it to import US gas. This gas is more expensive than the Russian one but it is also more difficult to be extracted. In order to use the US gas it is necessary to construct big gas liquefaction plants in the United States, deliver gas to Europe and then utilize it in power grids,” Alessandrello pointed out. According to Alessandrello, the imposed sanctions will mainly affect the ability of Russia and Europe to compromise in the energy sphere. The president of the Russian-Italian Chamber of Commerce has also commented on Moscow’s decision to reduce the number of US diplomatic personnel in Russia, saying it was “rather tough” but fair. “[Russia] did it just in order to distinguish between the Congress’ actions and the actions that might have been taken by [US President Donald] Trump after meeting with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin on the margins of the G20 summit in Hamburg. And why did the Congress take such a decision on the sanctions? First of all, in order to weaken… Read full this story
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