Russian MP says Trump’s statements prove pro-Russian sentiment growing in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 13:31
Volleyball star Tetyukhin named Russia’s Olympic flag bearerSport July 28, 12:08
Russia’s anti-doping chief: Sports world shows unprecedented attitude to Russian athletesSport July 28, 11:59
Around 50 wildfires on area of 6,500 hectares registered in SiberiaSociety & Culture July 28, 11:36
Russia and Syrian government start large-scale humanitarian operation in AleppoMilitary & Defense July 28, 11:27
Situation calm around seized police station in Yerevan — law enforcesWorld July 28, 10:59
Athlete Isinbayeva offered to become flag-bearer for Russian national team at OlympicsSport July 28, 10:47
New members added to Russian Council for Strategic DevelopmentRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 10:23
No revisions in 2030 naval shipbuilding program — USC corporationMilitary & Defense July 28, 10:17
MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. Moscow will not leave the United States’ further anti-Russian sanctions unanswered, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Tuesday.
"This situation can be characterized by such proverbs as ‘a wise man changes his mind, a fool never will’ or ‘you might as well be talking to a brick wall,’" he said. "Being absolutely aware that all their attempts to influence us through sanctions are doomed to failure, colleagues from Washington nevertheless are sticking to their false opinion. It is a ‘shot in one’s own leg’ from the point of view of Russian-US relations, which have been driven to a dead end by the current Washington administration."
"It will not stay unanswered. The answer will come without fail, maybe not immediately and not in the way that might be expected," Ryabkov stressed. "And our colleagues in Washington should not be surprised why it happens that way."
According to the Russian diplomat, Washington has once again demonstrated its unwillingness to recognize the reality, to see the cause-and-effect relations in the context of the situation in Ukraine, to admit the importance of complete implementation of the Minsk agreement, which they [the Americans] keep on calling for all the time. "The central and most important thing in this context is to exert influence on Kiev," he stressed, adding that instead, the Americans kept on laying their own fault at somebody else’s door.
"This is the road to nowhere. Driving the situation into a state our relations are now in through Washington’s fault, those who are responsible for such decisions have once again demonstrated that they are incapable of learning any lessons," Ryabkov said.