Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
Russia's international ministry mentioned Wednesday that new US sanctions, signed into regulation by President Donald Trump, are a "dangerous" and "short-sighted" coverage.
In a press release, the ministry mentioned the sanctions towards Russia had put international stability in danger, a matter Moscow mentioned it and the United States bear specific accountability for.
"We have already shown that we are not going to leave hostile acts unanswered… and we obviously reserve the right to take retaliatory measures," it mentioned.
The ministry additionally urged the US to "get rid of its illusions and understand that no threat or pressure will force Russia to change its policy or sacrifice its national interests".
Russia stays "open to cooperation with the United States in areas considered useful to Moscow and to international security, particularly regarding regional conflicts," it mentioned, in an obvious reference to Syria.
But such collaboration will solely be fruitful if "politicians in Washington stop looking at the world through their exclusively American prism," the assertion added.
Trump reluctantly signed off on the sanctions behind closed doorways earlier Wednesday, bowing to home strain. The step places efforts to enhance ties with the Kremlin in extreme jeopardy.
The US president's anger was apparent in a signing assertion during which he referred to as the laws "significantly flawed."