State Department: the desire of the US Congress to impose new sanctions against Russia’s energy sector is increasing

The assistant of Secretary of state for the use of energy resources Francis Fannon noted that this is happening against the background of the events in the Kerch Strait.

The desire of the US Congress to tighten unilateral sanctions against Russia’s energy sector only intensified after the recent events in the Kerch Strait. This opinion was expressed on Monday at a special telephone briefing for journalists by the assistant of Secretary of state for the use of energy resources Francis Fannon.

“We certainly monitor the level of interest of the Congress. I would say that this interest was at a fairly high level before the hostilities in the sea of Azov. We expect that the determination of the Congress in this matter, in an effort to pursue the Russian sector of energy exports, after the incident will only increase, ” the American diplomat said.

“We are following the [developed by the Congress in this area] bills. As far as I know, there are about 10 draft laws, and all of them contain Russian energy as a key component (that is, sanctions against it – approx. TASS.) We currently can not comment on any specific bill, but please know that we are extremely closely monitoring their development,” – said the employee of the US foreign Ministry.