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Russia to respond to any US unfriendly steps, Lavrov says

The Russian top diplomat noted that so far, he has not seen any particular decisions and nothing has been declared

NUR-SULTAN, April 8. /TASS/. Russia will retaliate if US slaps new sanctions and will respond to any Washington’s unfriendly moves, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference after talks with Kazakhstan’s counterpart Mukhtar Tleuberdi on Thursday.

"We will take note of any unfriendly steps and this is for sure. So far, I haven’t seen any particular decisions and nothing has been declared. I’ve read the reports that the [US] administration has completed the review of Russia’s ‘hostile steps’: they somehow managed to do this rather quickly because usually when we are accused of so many misdeeds, it’s hard to deal with this in a couple of weeks or even in a couple of months, but they did. They will probably punish us in other ways," Lavrov said.