MOSCOW, February 7. /TASS/. Moscow predicts that Washington will apply very tough measures in order to contain Russia militarily, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said at a news conference on Thursday.
"It is vital to conclude that measures for Russia’s military containment will be taken and they will be very tough," the diplomat stressed.
"We will respond to them in a tit-for-tat manner," he vowed.
The diplomat emphasized, however, that Russia would not initiate any measures.
"But (our) colleagues who are now dwelling on how to seriously sting Russia must comprehend all this," the deputy foreign minister stressed.