“I absolutely agree that the right decision would be to maintain the course towards tougher sanctions,” RIA Novosti quoted her as saying.

According to the diplomat, one of the important aspects of the American sanctions policy is the course to reduce Russia's income in the energy sector.

Earlier, the media reported that the ninth package of EU sanctions against Russia provides for the expansion of individual measures against Russian "officials, propagandists and officials."

On November 30, the UK decided to expand the anti-Russian sanctions list to include 22 more positions.