Kremlin: "Response to new US sanctions to be based on reciprocity"

 Kremlin: "Response to new US sanctions to be based on reciprocity"
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Russia will take countermeasures in response to US sanctions against the Chechen special unit Terek of Russia’s National Guard (Rosgvardiya) proceeding from the principle of reciprocity and its own national interests, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said, APAreports citing TASS.

"One way or another, the principle of reciprocity is to be observed. It will require certain countermeasures to such destructive measures," he said, when asked if Moscow would retaliate against Washington’s decision.

The Kremlin spokesman pointed out "the principle of reciprocity will be observed first thing."

"The national interests will be taken care of in the first place. Everything will be done in conformity with the national interests," Peskov added.

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