Russia warns of further retaliation after US sanctions

Russia warns of further retaliation after US sanctionsThe Kremlin’s decision to expel American diplomats was a “long overdue” retaliation to tough new sanctions passed by Washington, a top Russian official said Sunday, vowing more payback may follow if the US does not change its approach. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” show, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov called a sanctions package aimed at penalizing Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election “a completely weird and unacceptable piece of legislation” that was “the last drop.” US sanctions were also imposed in December of last year. Pressed on whether the response would entail economic sanctions on US businesses and goods, he demurred: “We have a very rich toolbox at our disposal.

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