MOSCOW, December 25. /TASS/. Possible new sanctions against Russia cause Moscow’s concern in their response it will be guided by the principle of reciprocity, said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“It certainly causes our concern,” – said the representative of the Kremlin on information on possible new Russian sanctions.”
He stressed that “Russia is primarily guided by the principle of reciprocity in this matter”. “In the case, when Russia introduced a variety of restrictions, they certainly can not remain without an appropriate response,” he said. Peskov said that “what [the answer], the decision is mainly taken by the head of state”.
“We know the discussions that are underway, public opinion, debates in the media, among lawmakers of the United States of America on possible new sanctions”, – said Peskov. “I wouldn’t use any loud phrases like “cold war”, but in any case, of course, we would not want a situation when our bilateral relations, and staying in a rather miserable condition that they were large, perhaps excessive risks and dangers,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
According to him, Moscow “there are concerns about sanctions.” “What they are – we don’t know all of the arguments that are not based on any official information,” – said Peskov. He explained that he could not participate in such discussions, “without any basis”.
Press Secretary of the Russian leader recalled that “in the Kremlin and President Putin has never concealed his negative attitude to the sanctions applied against Russia”. “President Putin has consistently said that we believe these sanctions are illegal, and that Russia in principle is not going to discuss the lifting of these sanctions and does not do so; rather it is a question that should be on the agenda of those capitals that made the relevant decision”, – he stated.