"There are two major consequences on the surface and 10 minor ones beneath it. As for the two ones on the surface, the sanctions actually began to strangle them (Russians - Ed.). The second one is the oil price: the Ukrainian patriots could not even think in their sweetest dreams that oil will cost $49 today. It means social unrest for Russia. Another consequence is that pressure is started to be put, those who have recently been abroad could feel it: the Russians feel very insecure there. They hide their Russian origin - it's a psychological defeat," Pashynskyi said.
It should be reminded that the U.S. imposed additional sanctions against Russia's 11 individuals and 15 legal entities July 30 in connection with the events in Ukraine.
The new sanctions also impacted companies operating five trading ports of the Crimean peninsula and Kerch ferry. The companies associated with the Russian Vnesheconombank and Rosneft were imposed sectoral sanctions against as well.