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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Foreign Ministry: Russia is preparing a response to the extension of US sanctions

Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov declared the beginning of preparation of Russia’s response to the restrictions imposed by the United States. New sanctions were introduced on 22 August.

The Deputy foreign Minister stressed that anti-Russian sanctions are imposed since Obama and do not stop until now. At the same time, as noted Ryabkov, the Russian Ministry of foreign Affairs does not lose hope that Washington will understand the futility of “the unwinding of the sanctions spiral”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow has been preparing a response to the greater restrictions imposed by Washington. A day earlier, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions against four Russian citizens and the Russian company “Gefest-M”. The us Finance Ministry accuses them of trade cooperation with North Korea.

Russia must respond to U.S. actions directed against our country, said Sergei Ryabkov. The diplomat stressed that the vector on the collapse of relations between the two countries has been set at the ex-President Obama. Adopted in Washington on August 22 the decision was a continuation of this “trend.”

“Set by the Obama administration to “trend” on a consistent collapse of bilateral relations continue,” – said the Deputy Minister. The text of the statement published on the foreign Ministry website.

Ryabkov said that the new administration of the United States initiated already four such cases.

“Since coming to the White house new team it was the fourth such incident” — reminded Sergei Ryabkov, noting that the conversations in Washington about the desire to stabilize relations ring hollow after such decisions.

“In recent years, Washington would have to understand that for us the language of sanctions is unacceptable, the real issues such actions only interfere”— said in a statement.

The adoption of retaliatory action from Russia is an inevitable process, said Ryabkov.

“In the meantime, start to work inevitable in this situation, the response,” said hamgravy Ministry of foreign Affairs.

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