"At present, the American sanctions affect 281 Russian entities and 81 official representatives of all branches of government, including high-ranking ones," he said.
According to him, Washington's hostile stance towards Russia was taken up long before the Crimean occupation and aggression in the Donbas. Ryabkov says that this policy had become distinctly visible by 2012 after well-known anti-Russian legislative initiatives and sanctions were introduced.
Previously, the State Duma passed a law suspending the Russia-U.S. plutonium disposal agreement. The adopted document demands the lifting of all U.S. sanctions.