Crimeans ask Obama to lift sanctions

Residents of the Russia-occupied Crimea whose life has become more complicated then when the US imposed sanctions, ask the White House to remove them.

23 September 2015 17:43

Sanctions have beaten the life quality of some Crimean residents. A petition, addressed to the US President to lift restrictions imposed on the Crimean region, has been posted on the official White House site Sept. 8.

For Bush administration to consider the petition, they need to gather up 100 thousand signatures until Oct. 8. So far, the petition has been signed only by 92 people.

According to the author of the petition, the peninsula has started to extinct because of the imposed sanctions. The petition even said that the US presidential decree violates the Crimeans’ right to life.

Because of the US sanctions, Visa and MasterCard payment systems ceased operating in Crimea, as well as the access to a number of American products has been blocked, including information ones. Moreover, AliExpress online store has cut supplies to the peninsula and the Crimean authorities cannot launch their own cell communication. The United States has blocked the entire import-export, directly or indirectly connected with Crimea.