Russia to retaliate against US sanctions

CNC
Added On August 11, 2018

 Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson has said Russia may consider retaliatory measures in response to U.S. sanctions over the Skripal case.

 
SOUNDBITE (RUSSIAN) MARIA ZAKHAROVA, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson 
"Russia will consider retaliatory measures in response to yet more adverse steps from Washington. In light of this, the confirmation by the US administration of its readiness to keep improving relations with Russia just looks ridiculous. You know, it is such blatant hypocrisy."
 
Zakharova said the Russian side will start examining response measures to the new unfriendly move of Washington. 
 
 The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Washington will impose new sanctions on Russia over the alleged poison attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury in March.
 
 Western countries claim the pair were exposed to a nerve agent and hold Russia responsible. 
 
The Russian government has repeatedly denied any involvement in the case and demanded direct participation in the investigation.