Russia Considering Retaliatory Sanctions Against U.S., Kremlin Warns

Senators reached an agreement on June 13th on new sanctions on Russia amid growing proof of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and its role in the Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to journalists following a live nationwide broadcast call-in in Moscow, Russia June 15, 2017.
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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. 

"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.