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Russia cancels tax agreements with 38 Western countries

• RT

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday signed a decree on the suspension of certain provisions of tax treaties with the United States, several EU countries, and other so-called 'unfriendly states'. The idea to scrap double-taxation treaties with those who hit Moscow with sanctions had been proposed by Russia's finance and foreign ministries. 

According to the document published on Russia's official legal information portal, the decision was "based on the need to take urgent measures" due to the 'unfriendly actions' of some countries. The double-taxation treaty ban will remain in place "until foreign states eliminate the violations they have committed of the legitimate economic and other interests of the Russian Federation, the rights of its citizens and legal entities" or until the relevant documents cease to be valid, it stated.