US senator wants sanctions against Gazprom

April 25, 2014

U.S. Senator Bob Corker has said that it is expedient for the West to immediately impose sectoral sanctions on Russia in order to deter the Kremlin's attempts to subjugate Ukraine, Ukrinform reported on April 24.

He said this at a press conference at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center in Kyiv on April 24, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. The Russian economy is very fragile, and we must take measures that may change the behavior of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the senator said.

Earlier, representatives of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, including Republican Bob Corker, expressed the idea of introducing sanctions against Russian banks and energy companies, including Gazprom.

Copyright: Ukrinform, 2014