The US is going to impose new sanctions on Russia “every month or two”, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker declared during a speech at the analytical center “Atlantic Council” in Washington on October 18.
Volker stated that Washington has “tried to increase the pressure we are putting on Russia in order to get them [Russian leadership] to negotiate toward a solution.”
The appraoch of the Trump administration includes keeping sanctions in place and increasing those sanctions periodically over time.
“You’ll see additional sanctions come into play every month or two months or so as we’ve seen,” he stated.
The diplomat also stressed that the US is working on this issue with the EU.
“The European Union has shown great resilience in terms of their [sanctions against Russia] of preservation,” Volker said.
Separatelty, he emphasized that the weapons supplies to Ukraine are also a part of this strategy because Ukraine has the “right of self defense”.