Russia ready to respond to US sanctions related to Kremlin Report

Russia has counter measures it can take against the United States in a tit-for-tat sanctions battle, but is keeping its powder dry for now, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the Izvestia newspaper on Monday.

The US Treasury Department last week named 210 people, including 96 billionaires on a list of people deemed to be close to the Kremlin as part of a sanctions package signed into law in August last year.

With relations strained over Syria, Ukraine and US allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election, ties between the two countries have slid to a post-Cold War low. But Mr. Ryabkov said that Russia is still ready to work with the US in weapons control and preventing conflicts.

Source: VOV5

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