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    Russia's foreign minister gave his answer to a question related to the possibility of introduction of new US sanctions against Moscow.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday he did not consider it necessary to comment on the possible introduction of new US sanctions against Russia.

    "Why should I react to every sneeze? I am not a medical expert," Lavrov told reporters when asked to comment the reports on the possible introduction of sanctions.

    The relations between Russia and the West shattered after Crimea rejoined Russia as a result of a referendum in 2014, which had not been recognized by the EU's member states and Washington. The European Union, as well as the United States and their allies, introduced a number of sanctions against Russia. Moscow, in turn, put in place a food embargo on products originating in the countries which had targeted Russia with sanctions.

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    Russia Responds to Western Sanctions (218)


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