Russia to Respond to Any U.S. Unfriendly Steps, Lavrov Says

Russia will retaliate if U.S. slaps new sanctions and will respond to any Washington’s unfriendly moves, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference after talks with Kazakhstan’s counterpart Mukhtar Tleuberdi on Thursday, TASS reports.

“We will take note of any unfriendly steps and this is for sure. So far, I haven’t seen any particular decisions and nothing has been declared. I’ve read the reports that the [U.S.] administration has completed the review of Russia’s ‘hostile steps’: they somehow managed to do this rather quickly because usually when we are accused of so many misdeeds, it’s hard to deal with this in a couple of weeks or even in a couple of months, but they did. They will probably punish us in other ways,” Lavrov said.