MOSCOW, April 5. /TASS/. There will be soon no room for reciprocity in Russian-Ukrainian relations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Monday, commenting on Kiev’s new sanctions imposed particularly against the office of Rossotrudnichestvo, Russia’s cultural exchange agency, in Ukraine.
When asked if Moscow would retaliate, Peskov noted, "We will probably soon reach a level of interaction with Ukraine where there will be no more room for reciprocity." "We will sever everything there is, it is a bad thing," the Kremlin spokesman underlined, adding that such news can only be met with a deep sense of regret.
When asked if the Rossotrudnichestvo situation in Kiev would affect activities of Ukraine’s national cultural center in Moscow, Peskov pointed out that "the reciprocity principle is still in effect." "However, the Russian side will definitely react in a way that best fits our own interests," the spokesman emphasized.
On April 4, Ukrainian President Vladimir Putin enacted the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions against Rossotrudnichestvo, Volga-Dnepr and 77 more companies.