News from Russia: Kremlin threatens retaliation against latest US anti-Russian sanctions

15:11 Sep. 7, 2016

Kremlin threatens retaliation against latest US anti-Russian sanctions

President Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov (Getty Images)

US adds 81 entities to list of companies sanctioned over Crimea, Donbas

Moscow threatens Washington with retaliation in response to anti-Russian sanctions, which were imposed over the Russian aggression against Ukraine.

According to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia, President Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov commented to journalists.

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"I can repeat, as regards to the sanctions, we stick to a key principle - it's the principle of reciprocity", said Peskov.

He said the latest list of the US sanctions will be analysed (in the Kremlin).

Peskov added that such decisions are not conducive to the development of relations between Russia and the United States.

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"We regret that the meeting of the two presidents (which took place on the G20 sidelines as well as prior to the summit) were framed with extra steps to expand sanctions. This does not comply with possible interaction in sensitive areas, which were discussed at the meeting of the two presidents," said Peskov.

On September 7, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding eighty-one entities under eighty-six entries to the Entity List subject to sanctions over Crimea and Donbas.

"The eighty-one entities who have been added to the 'Entity List' have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS is taking this action to ensure the efficacy of existing sanctions on the Russian Federation (Russia) for violating international law and fuelling the conflict in eastern Ukraine," the document reads.

These entities will be listed on the Entity List under the destinations of the Crimea region of Ukraine, Hong Kong, India, and Russia.

The list was published on September 7, 2016.

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