Moscow believes that US threats to take sanctions in retaliation for cyberattacks are provocative and foolish and Russia will always have a proper response, the special presidential representative for international cooperation in the field of international security, Foreign Ministry’s special envoy Andrey Krutskikh has said.

 

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“It is a competence of the Russian leadership to decide what kind of response to be made to provocations,” Krutskikh said. “It is clear that no provocation will remain without retaliation. We have means of retaliation. This is no choice of ours, though, but this is an entirely different matter.”

 

“We see all these initiatives by individual senators as a foolish and provocative act,” he said.

 

“All this is groundless. No official channels or messages addressed to us have been used.”