Moscow says U.S. sanctions "unsubstantiated and illegitimate"
The sanctions imposed by the United States are a revenge on Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
“There is an impression that the American sanctions have only one aim: to get even with Russia for our independent policy which is inconvenient for the U.S.,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry warned that Washington will strongly feel real losses brought by its “unsubstantiated and illegitimate” sanctions.
“Such decisions by Washington will only further complicate Russian-American relations and create an unfavorable atmosphere for international affairs, since interactions between the two countries often play a decisive role,” the Itar-Tass news agency quoted the ministry as saying.