“I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they will follow [retaliatory measures],” Ivanov said in an interview with Sergey Brilev, host of the "Vesti v Subbotu" (Saturday News) television show.
“Of course, retaliatory measures are inevitable and they will be taken quickly enough.”
In July 2014, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ordered Russia to pay $50 billion in compensation to a number of companies which were once Yukos’ stakeholders.
Moscow's court of arbitration declared Yukos bankrupt in 2006. State-run Rosneft subsequently purchased about 80 percent of the company's assets.