Russian Foreign Ministry promises proportionate response to new sanctions against Russia

Moscow’s response to the latest anti-Russian EU sanctions will be proportionate, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

The European Union on Tuesday imposed sanctions for the first time under the new global regime for human rights violations against four Russian citizens for the arrest of Alexei Navalny. The sanctions list includes the chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin, director of the Russian Guard Viktor Zolotov, Prosecutor General of Russia Igor Krasnov and the head of the Federal Penitentiary Service Alexander Kalashnikov.

“We view the EU’s actions as another missed opportunity to abandon the dead-end policy of ultimatums, pressure, and finally move in relations with Russia to equal and mutually beneficial cooperation. The Russian side will not leave another unfriendly action of the European Union without a commensurate response”, – Zakharova said on briefing.

She also noted that this is another example of how under the guise of consolidation in the EU, under the guise of common goals and objectives, the absence of this very solidarity and the absence of real unity in solving real goals and problems are hidden.

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