'We do not strive for strict tit-for-tat response in this situation and will not act for our own good. We will respond if our president and government estimate the combination of factors and come to the decision that the moment has come', he said.
Riabkov noted that Russia responded to the US for many times, including the extension of the lists with political, public and other figures with anti-Russian attitudes and some particular measures of different internals.
As we reported the ‘Kremlin report’ was presented in the US Congress on January 29. It contains 210 names close to Putin’s government. The US State Treasury presented only nonclassified part of the report. Particularly, the list includes all ministers of the Russian government, heads of the presidential administration, heads of both chambers of the parliament, mayor of Moscow and governor of St. Petersburg, leading businessmen and heads of the state companies. The U.S. Treasury added that there will be no automatic introduction of sanctions against these individuals, however, the risk increases.