Skip to comments.Russia condemns new U.S. sanctions, says U.S. back in Cold War
Posted on 04/28/2014 8:01:09 PM PDT by wetphoenix
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior Russian diplomat sharply criticized a new round of U.S. sanctions on Monday, saying the measures were illegitimate and uncivilized and that restrictions on high-tech exports from the United States marked a return to Cold War practices.
"We decisively condemn the series of measures that has been announced in an attempt to put sanctions pressure on Moscow," Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in comments posted on the ministry's website.
"Unilateral extraterritorial sanctions are by nature illegitimate. They do not just fail to correspond to the norms of civilized interaction between states ... they contradict the demands of international law," Ryabkov said.
He said the U.S. decision to impose sanctions was based on an "absolutely distorted" view of events occurring in Ukraine and "will not improve the chances for a constructive solution to the problems that have arisen."
In addition to slapping visa bans and asset freezes on seven Russian officials and imposing sanctions on 17 companies with links to President Vladimir Putin, the United states said will deny export license applications for any high-technology items that could contribute to Russian military capabilities.
"Washington is in effect reviving ... and old method of restricting normal cooperation, from Cold War times, essentially chasing itself into a dark, dusty closet of a bygone era," said Ryabkov.
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Oh yeah, he's an empty suit, Marxist fraud whom no one respects, and who possesses all of the intelligence of a waffle iron...
Now you apologize to that waffle iron!
You are too generous in your description of “Dear Leader Zero” - and you have insulted all waffle irons as well.
Cannot wait until that Turd is flushed out of office.
You’re right. Waffle irons deserve far more respect and credit than Obozo.
Russia wants another cold war.
Maybe we should oblige them.
Putin playing Obama like a fiddle.
Right now, the only ones really targeted are the oligarchy of the gangster state. Putin is the one who should really have his wealth taken from him. That’d get his attention since it’s his true love.
Hmmm, Putin went back into the U.S.S.R. mode.
What did he expect our side to do, put daisies in our weapon’s barrels and dance a jig?
I don’t know Ollie..., I suppose I’ll be more flexible after the election!
I think he’s playing a complete symphony on him.
The problem with the Leftists, is that they only listen to Leftists.
And Leftists haven’t got a freaking clue when it comes to global dynamics.
A kid could learn more about global dynamics off a bubble gum wrapper, than the combined Leftist braintrusts could produce.
“Putin playing Obama like a fiddle.”
If Putin is playing Obama so bad...why is Russia bitching like a pig that just got poked about the sanctions”
Obama is a tiddlywinks player.
But Putin is a novice chess player at best.