May 4, local time, the Russian Embassy in the United States issued a statement on social media Facebook that Russia called on the United States to abandon the counterproductive practice of imposing new sanctions, and said that pressure would not achieve its expected goals. The continuous strengthening of the ruble exchange rate proved that the Russian financial sector and The stability of the entire Russian economy.
The statement said that Russia has taken note of the statements of some U.S. officials on the possible tightening of sanctions against Russia, but suggested that U.S. officials devote their “vigourous energy” to solving U.S. own problems.
The statement pointed out that some local officials in the United States also admitted that sanctions against Russia in the energy sector have led to instability in the energy market and the rise in fuel prices.
Therefore, the Russian Embassy in the United States urged the United States to “reshone up the counterproductive practice of (new sanctions)” and said that “pressure will not achieve its expected goals”. The continuous strengthening of the ruble exchange rate proves the stability of the Russian financial sector and the Russian economy as a whole. The statement also stressed that “this has been recognized by experts from Western countries.”
The Russian Embassy in the United States also said that Russia will achieve its goals in Ukraine’s special military operations.
U.S. President Biden said on the same day that he would meet with the leaders of other developed economies of the Group of Seven this week on possible further sanctions against Russia.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Yellen also said that the United States is discussing further sanctions against Russia with its allies and may take “additional actions” to put pressure on Moscow, but Yellen did not disclose any specific actions being considered.