Sunday, May 29, 2022

Russia has prepared a list of retaliatory personal sanctions against the West…

Russia will soon make public a list of personal sanctions against Western politicians, businessmen, and other figures, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.

“The lists are ready. We are working on it. This is by and large part of our daily work. Fixation on how and on what scale to respond to sanctions is probably wrong,” he said on air of Russia’s First Channel.

According to the diplomat, Moscow “will show equanimity” in response. At the same time, Ryabkov claims that the Russian authorities have an opportunity to minimize the damage from the imposed restrictions.

“We knew and we know that we can expect any trick from the Americans at any moment. We have been preparing for this situation that we see now. It is irrelevant to the special operation. It has nothing to do with it,” he noted.

Ryabkov thinks that in relations with Russia the U.S. is pursuing a strategy “from bad to worse.”

“What kind of trust can you speak of at all if we see the efforts of successive U.S. administrations moving from bad to worse in our relations. We keep statistics of sanction waves, they have long exceeded a hundred, and what we are seeing now is completely unprecedented,” added the deputy foreign minister.