MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian experts are formulating and proposing possible response measures to the United States' extended sanctions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.
"As the sanctions of all previous years have demonstrated, undoubtedly, the main principle of response to the sanctions is the principle of reciprocity, because it is explicable and understandable. [Moscow] noted sanctions with regret that stakes are still placed on this kind of sanctions rhetoric that is far from constructivism," Peskov told reporters.
Peskov noted that the sanctions also hinder resolving of the Ukrainian crisis.
"We issued a statement yesterday. Of course, various options are formulated and offered at the level of experts," he said.
Since 2014, relations between Russia and the European Union and the United States, deteriorated amid the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea's decision to rejoin Russia. Brussels, Washington and their allies introduced several rounds of sanctions against Russia on the pretext of its alleged involvement in the Ukrainian conflict, which Moscow has repeatedly denied. In response to the restrictive measures, Russia imposed a food embargo on some products originating in countries that have targeted it with sanctions.