Moscow is considering a range of retaliatory measures in response to a planned new round of U.S. sanctions to be imposed on Moscow over its role in Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
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"It goes without saying that the main principle of reacting to sanctions is reciprocity," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.
"At our experts' level, naturally, different variants (of Russian) sanctions are now being formulated and proposed."
Peskov also said the Kremlin was not ruling out a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of a G-20 summit in Germany next month but "nothing concrete has so far been agreed".
Senate Republicans and Democrats reached agreement on June 13th on a new package of sanctions on Russia amid the firestorm over Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and investigations into Moscow’s possible collusion with members of U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign.