MOSCOW, March 17. /TASS/. Russia has been compelled to take measures to shield its interests and diminish all risks from more possible US sanctions, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Wednesday, commenting on news that Washington may soon announce new restrictive measures against Moscow.
"Of course, we are forced to take all necessary measures in order to hedge any risks associated with possible sanctions and to protect the interests of our country as much as possible," Peskov stated.
In general, he lamented that in all recent electoral cycles, the term of each US president was associated "with various proceedings against Russia and the levying of numerous sanctions", meaning "literally dozens of sanctions-related decisions."
CNN reported earlier that next week the administration of US President Joe Biden might announce imposing new sanctions against Russia and Iran over the countries’ alleged meddling in the US 2020 elections.