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MOSCOW, August 08, /ITAR-TASS/. The European Union will not frighten Russia with new sanctions but will certainly aggravate the situation in southeast Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday after a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Vigaudas Usackas, the head of the EU delegation to Russia.
“The Russian side has emphasized that the EU sanctions announced against legal entities and individuals are not frightening anybody in Russia. However, they are certainly aggravating and deadlocking the situation (in southeast Ukraine),” the ministry said, adding the Russian government was forced to introduce protectionist measures to protect the country’s security.
“Retaliatory sanctions were not our choice. But we could not leave the escalation of sanctions unanswered,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.