Thursday, December 29, 2016

Kremlin Says Russia Plans Retaliation Following New Obama hissy fit Sanctions, Creative Commons

Putin has been running rings around Obama for eight years. 
I don't see that changing as Obama approaches his final few days in office.
Wall Street Journal reports the Kremlin slammed new U.S. sanctions against Russia as “a display of the unpredictability and…aggressive foreign policy” of the Obama administration and promised to respond by causing “considerable discomfort in the same areas,” Interfax news agency reported.

Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the White House had two aims: “To ruin once and for all Russian-American relations, which were already at rock bottom and, apparently, to strike a blow against the foreign-policy plans of the future administration and the new U.S. president.”

Mr. Peskov said there was no hurry to respond, but the Russian President Vladimir Putin would formulate Russia’s reaction. “The principle of reciprocity applies here absolutely without alternative,” he said.
Mr. Peskov said the U.S. had not contacted Russia in advance of the sanctions announcement.

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