2/23, 2:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Moscow: Response to sanctions to be strong

Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Wednesday that its response to sanctions imposed by the United States will be "strong" and "not necessarily symmetrical, but measured and painful for the American side."

The latest package of sanctions "is in line with Washington's ongoing attempts to change Russia's course," the ministry said in a statement. Moscow underlined the "obvious futility of the efforts made over the years to hinder the development of our economy," adding that the US moves against Russia are "ineffective and counterproductive from the point of view of American interests."

Washington resorts to "blackmail, intimidation and threats" as it wants a "unipolar world," the ministry claimed. "Let the 'shouts' from the USA be followed by their satellites and clients who have completely lost their independence. And we are open to diplomacy based on the principles of mutual respect, equality and consideration of each other's interests," Russia pointed out.

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