The US imposed new sanctions against Russia: no iPhone and Mac in Crimea




US President Barack Obama signed a decree on the introduction of the next round of sanctions against Russia, the document suggests an economic blockade of the Crimea. In particular, it prohibits the export of US goods, technologies and services on the peninsula. Thus, the inhabitants of the Crimea will not be available engineering from Apple – iPhone, iPad or Mac.


According to the website of the White House, the new measures also apply to prohibited individuals and entities operating in the Crimea. US citizens are now prohibited from them any business.

“The decree prohibits new investment of US residents in the Crimean region of Ukraine, imports of goods, services, technology in the United States from the Crimea, as well as export, re-export, sale and delivery of goods, services and technologies from the United States or persons living in the US, in the Crimean region of Ukraine “- said in a letter to Obama Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner.

Peninsula in the press release listed Ukrainian region. His accession to the Russian Federation called “occupation” and “an attempt to annexation.” “My administration will continue to work closely with allies and partners in Europe,” – said Obama. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly argued that the peninsula became part of the Russian Federation after the referendum, while it was voted more than 96% of Crimeans.

List of individuals who have fallen under the sanctions published on the website of the US Ministry of Finance. Among them, the prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Poklonskaya, Deputy Interior Minister Dmitry Nekludov Peninsula, the leader of the biker club “Night Wolves” Alexander Zaldostanov, as well as the self-proclaimed representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic. In addition, in the list – the head of DNR and LC Alexander and Igor Zakharchenko Carpenter.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned that this act can permanently undermine the cooperation between Russia and the United States.

“Nothing to do with the task of” supporting freedom “in Ukraine or anywhere else this text was not. He is unacceptable and provocative character, reflects the desire of influential circles in the US legally and permanently fix the line for scrapping relations with Russia, “- said the diplomat, his words are contained in the Foreign Ministry website.

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