Russia may respond to sanctions imposed by the USA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on statements made by officials of the USA about sanctions against Russia, which Americans want to impose for the principle position regarding the settlement of the crisis situation in Ukraine.
The corresponding statement of the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexandr Lukashevich was published on the web site of the ministry.
"Every time when something happens that is not within the mossy American schemes, there are those who do not mind using the "sanction club." It happens at the reflectory level. We are threatened by "serious consequences"; we were announced about freezing of cooperation in military aspect, suspension of a dialog in formation of the new framework of trade and investment relations, abolishment of the planned earlier contacts at various levels. New measures are promised, even in spite of the fact that the damage will inevitably be reciprocal. Emotions and annoyance because of the fact that they fail to impose their will, to subject other to their view of the "correct" and "wrong" side of history, prevail over common sense and logic," Alexandr Lukashevich said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation note that threats to "punish" Russia, uttered by the American side, witness that "it seems, that the sense of adequate perception of real state of affairs" let the US politicians down.
"For many times we, producing facts and legal calculations, explained Americans, why their unilateral sanction measures do not fit into the standards of civilized relations between states. There is no desired effect. Therefore, we will have to respond but not necessarily by image effect. As always in such cases, provoked by careless and irresponsible actions of Washington, we stress: "This is not our choice," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stresses.