Russian President Vladimir Putin will not allow anyone to outstep the red lines of the national interests of the country, RIA Novosti reports the statement of his press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
"The international agenda is rather tense, rather unfavorable for Russia. Putin's foreign policy - namely, he defines the country's foreign policy - is consistent, constructive, aimed at building good relations with all states. As the president himself says, politics has so advanced form as far as the states themselves are ready for this, "Peskov said.
He added that Putin "will not allow anyone to outstep the red lines of Russia's national interests."
We recall, on March 15, the United States of America extended sanctions against the Russian Federation. It is noted that the sanctions were extended against 14 private individuals and the company "Internet Research Agency". In addition, sanctions on five persons and four companies were specified.
Sanctions were imposed by the United States and its NATO allies, as well as a number of other countries against the Russian Federation, following the illegal annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by this country and intervention in military operations in eastern Ukraine.
In January, the US expanded sanctions against the Russian Federation due to aggression against Ukraine. The EU officially extended for six months restrictive measures against 150 citizens and 38 Russian companies until September 15, 2018.