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Two-headed Russia doesn’t know who to threaten with sanctions first: EU or US

Russia will respond to strengthening of anti-Russian sanctions if such a decision is made by the G7 countries. It was stated by Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the President of Russia.

Two-headed Russia doesn"t know who to threaten with sanctions first: EU or US

While commenting on the statement of the U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden about the intention of the G7 countries to toughen anti-Russian sanctions, Peskov said that Russia would respond to this decision, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the Russian media.

“As to sanctions, Russia has repeatedly stressed on its commitment to the principle of reciprocity. Of course, on the basis of reciprocity, any measures involving sanctions will not be left unanswered,” Peskov said.

However, he did not comment on the concerns of the U.S. side on Putin’s visit to Italy. “It is more an issue that concerns the relations between Moscow and Rome,” Peskov said.

Earlier, Vice President Joseph Biden said the United States and other G7 countries were ready, if necessary, to impose new sanctions against Russia to curb its aggressive actions in the Donbas.

As it is known, on June 10, Alexey Ulyukayev, the Minister of Economic Development of Russia, said that if the EU maintained anti-Russian sanctions, Russia would extend the retaliatory sanctions too.