OREANDA-NEWS. The United States’ dependence on sanctions is well known, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the Russian president said, commenting on the words of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about possible measures against Russia due to the situation with opposition politician Aleksey Navalny.

“As for the US sanctions dependence, it is difficult to name it in another way, it is well known to everyone, to all countries of the world,” Peskov stated. He added that “it is doubtful whether anyone approves of such activities.”

A day before, Pompeo said that, most likely, the American authorities will take action against Moscow because of the poisoning of Navalny. He also informed that the United States is working to build a coalition so that the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 will not be completed.

Earlier, members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on tougher sanctions against Russia in connection with the poisoning of Navalny. The document says that political assassinations and poisoning in Russia are systemic instruments of the regime, aimed at the opposition.