Skip to comments.Russian premier Medvedev warns U.S. against crossing red line on sanctions
Posted on 08/10/2018 1:51:47 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
Moscow issued a stern warning to the US on Friday against ramping up sanctions against Russia, saying the Kremlin will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified other measures.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedevs warning reflects Russian fears over the impact of new restrictions on its economy and assets, including the ruble, which has lost nearly 6 percent of its value this week on sanctions jitters, according to Reuters.
In a sign of how seriously Russia is taking the threat, strongman Vladimir Putin discussed what the Kremlin called possible new unfriendly steps by Washington with members of his Security Council.
They said the new sanctions were absolutely illegal under international law, the TASS news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying.
There was a discussion of new unfriendly steps on the part of Washington, which may take the form of trade restrictions, Peskov said.
On Wednesday, the US State Department said Washington determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent to poison ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury and that sanctions would follow later this month.
Russia has strongly denied involvement in the poisoning.
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He misses Obunghole’s “flexibility”.
[Putin] Tell Mr. Trump I can be more flexible after the election.
[Pompeo] I will relay this information to Mr. Trump.
What, pray tell, will we do without if Russia retaliates...their spies?
You don’t understand this is a goof where Trump sanctions Russia and they pretend to be angry about the economic damage to hide the fact that Trump is working for them.
Bring it on USSR....
and using Obama’s Red Line line ,LOL
Maybe I missed something but I can’t buying anything I need thats made in Russia.
Rocket stuff? We need to become more independent there.
Forgot about that
“Russia submarine activity highest since the Cold War” - US Navy Admiral
Yeah, but that’s all I got.
I bet Putin is really regretting stealing the election for Trump ...
Their cooperation with North Korea and Iran for starters
Also with Afghanistan the taliban and Pakistan where they have become negotiators
Intelligence cooperation around the world- they know stuff
Less incentive for Russia to strengthen its ties with China if shunned by the West
Maybe we dont want them as friends but it costs us trillions to keep them as enemies
Doing business with the United States is a privilege not a right.
Cross that red line and we’re going to whip out Hillary’s reset button!
Russia. Dumped its US Treasuries reserve holdings, bought gold (down 6% ytd vs USD). Why? Because at least the gold can be converted to physical and stolen by the kleptocrats. Treasuries in numbered accounts leave digital breadcrumbs through the forest.
“He misses Obungholes flexibility.”
Indeed! Transmit those sanctions to Vladimir Mr. Medvedev! Collusion my ass! The ankle -grabbing by the U.S. government ended 11/8/16!
This is madness.
The US and UK owe their people a detailed account of the evidence against Russia for the London chemical attack.
Otherwise we are provoking a nuclear power, and a sovereign state, without just cause or the total support of the population.
Russia can cause us so many problems in the world, it would dwarf the cost to them in sanctions.
We need to be right on this.
And I don’t trust any US institution, or other country to get it right without sever, public scrutiny.
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