“All unilateral decisions of this kind affect relations (countries. - RT ) negatively. These, too, will have a negative effect, while the sanctions, of course, cannot be called comprehensive, and they are unlikely to seriously threaten Russia, but the approach itself leads to the fact that relations are deteriorating further, ”the expert said.
Despite the likely reduction in commodity relations between Moscow and Washington, the loss of which, according to State Department forecasts, will amount to "billions of dollars", the United States in any case implement such a sanctions policy, he said.
“Billions (of dollars - RT ) are unlikely to reduce trade, but they really can reduce it. I think that the United States will not worry about it, Russia too. Russia should be ready for a long time to ensure that the United States can, by force decisions, stop the entire trade turnover, ”Bruter added.
Earlier, the US State Department published a document introducing the second package of economic sanctions against Russia in the case of Skripale.
Later, the State Department announced that the new sanctions could reduce the trade of Moscow and Washington by billions of dollars.