The foreign policy pursued by Russia, makes it impossible to achieve progress in relations with the United States, said Deputy Secretary Stephen began.

"the Last steps that we have taken against Russia is just a part of our response against long-standing patterns of behavior (Russia), which makes it almost impossible for us to make progress in dealing with the Russians in any form," said began at the hearings in the Senate.

Thus assistant Secretary of state answered the question, what exactly caused the recent U.S. sanctions against Russian businessman Eugene Prigogine and related individuals and companies.The office for foreign assets control of the U.S. Treasury (OFAC) on July 17 announced that amendments to the sanctions list of individuals and companies associated with Prigogine, who in turn believe the United States associated with the Russian authorities.

The national security Council (NSC) at the White house explained that under the sanctions were the companies involved in the "stealthy evasion of sanctions in Sudan, Hong Kong and Thailand" and accused them of "foreign interference in democratic processes".

Prigogine for several years has been under U.S. sanctions on charges of involvement in the conflict in Ukraine and "interference in elections," in the United States.