La Russia può imporre contromisure asimmetriche ed efficaci per le sanzioni imposte dagli Stati Uniti. Lo ha detto il vice ministro degli Esteri Sergey Ryabkov. “Se gli Stati Uniti, contrariamente al senso comune e alla propria esperienza già dolorosa, proseguono con l'ulteriore espansione delle sanzioni, potremmo compiere dei passi che potrebbero rivelarsi piuttosto dolorosi” ha aggiunto Ryabkov parlando alla Duma.

Russia can impose asymmetrical and effective countermeasures to sanctions imposed by the United States, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Wednesday. "If the US, contrary to common sense and its own already painful experience, continues with the further expansion of sanctions, there are steps in our arsenal that will reverberate quite painfully. Primarily in regard to US positioning in the world and US policy in Russian and European direction generally," Ryabkov told lawmakers. "An element of our response to the hostile US line was always the possibility of imposing asymmetrical measures," he stressed at a lower house session reviewing a draft bill to suspend Russia's plutonium disposal agreement with the United States.