Ryabkov: Moscow will respond to new US sanctions against Russia

MOSCOW, December 22. New US sanctions against Russia will not remain unanswered. This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

“This is a situation that can be characterized Russian Proverbs “at Least count on the head teshi, How the wall peas”, – said the Deputy Minister. – Colleagues from Washington, obviously knowing that all their efforts and attempts to influence us through sanctions, are doomed to failure, however, persist in this delusion. But this shooting in the leg from the point of view of the state of Russian-American relations, deadlocked by the current administration in Washington.”

“It will produce a certain response, not necessarily immediately, not necessarily the one that they are probably waiting for, but will answer, – said Ryabkov. And then our colleagues in Washington should not be surprised why it happened”.

Sanctions Of Washington

The United States began to impose sanctions against Russia in connection with events in Ukraine and the reunification of the Crimea with Russia in March 2014. Under their action came a number of Russian banks and companies, as well as high-ranking officials, was prohibited the export of American goods, technologies and services to Crimea. American investment in the Peninsula, too, was outlawed. The sanctions had been extended and extended. Today, the US sanction list includes 87 names, 49 Russian companies, banks and organizations, and proclaimed the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic and their structure.