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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The US forced Russia to respond to sanctions, said the foreign Ministry

Russia will be forced to respond to the extension of us sanctions, as it would be desirable not to do so. Response to the tightening policy has already been prepared. This was reported by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

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“Sanctions always say some mirror methods. In the words of Mr. Ryabkov (Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov), this issue is under consideration. Unfortunately, we will be forced to react,” Zakharov said Thursday in a briefing.

We are talking about a new package of sanctions adopted by the U.S. Treasury on June 20. The American office has expanded the black list of representatives of Russia – it has 38 individuals and organizations.

Deputy foreign Minister Ryabkov mentioned by Zakharova, previously said that these restrictive measures, “a political gift” to the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.

Of intention to respond to the sanctions stated in the Kremlin. As noted by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, “the sanctions have perceived with regret”, as they once again demonstrated the lack of Washington to solve the Ukrainian question in a constructive way. The answer must be, said Peskov.

The American press reported that the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is currently trying to amend the bill on sanctions approved by the Senate. The white house reportedly is trying to get the Republicans that control the House of representatives to remove from the document a clause stating that sanctions be lifted only with the consent of Congress.

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