Russia sets no deadlines for retaliating against foreign sanctions and is considering everything very carefully, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told ITAR-TASS.
“I cannot add anything to what has been said for the past few days at the top level, at the level of the Russian president and other officials,” Ryabkov said. “We do not make a fuss and see no reason for taking action to meet minimal temporal lags.”
“Also, we do not believe that this or that measure should be taken just for the sake of retaliation. Each time the effects of their introduction, including the effects on our own interests, must be gauged very carefully,” Ryabkov said. “This is an absolutely correct policy and there can be no haste.”
The latest package of European and US sanctions against Russia took effect late last week.