This makes an excellent point and establishes a good precedent to let the US/NATO know that unilateral actions by the West are not going to be acceptable any longer. It also lets the West know, once again, it has no dominance anymore. Between Russia's oil/gas and China's economy and its currency reserve, the West, being morally and financially bankrupt, must yield power to those who are not bankrupt.
Magnitude 4.2 quake strikes near Grand Coulee Dam in Washington (Reuters)
from the article: Russia warns West against 'unacceptable' sanctions on Iran