Russia Voices ‘Disgust’ At New US Sanctions, Warns ‘Won’t Go Unanswered’

Russia Voices “Disgust” At New US Sanctions, Warns “Won’t Go Unanswered” (ZeroHedge, April 28, 2014):

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as come out swinging after US issued a new round of sanctions against citizens and companies of the nation:

  • RUSSIA WON’T LET SANCTIONS GO UNANSWERED: INTERFAX
  • RUSSIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER RYABKOV VOICES “DISGUST” AT WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT ON NEW U.S. SANCTIONS -INTERFAX

As we await the European Union’s reaction (which the US has said is imminent… hopefully)…

  • *U.S. OFFICIAL CONFIDENT EUROPE WOULD JOIN SECTORAL SANCTIONS

it is the blowback from Russia that is most importance – despite constant protestation by talking-heads on mainstream media channels that any sanctions on Russia will have no impact on US business…

More sanctioned firms and individuals are responding:

  • *ROTENBERG’S STROYGAZMONTAZH SAYS U.S. SANCTIONS NOT LEGITIMATE
  • *STROYGAZMONTAZH SAYS BUSINESS WON’T BE AFFECTED BY SANCTIONS

And here is Jack Lew’s remarks…

And this is what Jack Lew had to say…

Statement Of Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, 4/28/2014

Russia’s dangerous and inflammatory actions against Ukraine are illegal and illegitimate. 
Since Russia has refused to follow through on its Geneva commitments,
today the United States is following through on its statements – we are
imposing additional costs against Russia, including sanctions on
individuals in the Russian leadership’s inner circle and 17 entities
closely linked to previously sanctioned members of the inner circle.
Today’s targeted actions, taken in close coordination with the EU,
will increase the impact we have already begun to see on Russia’s own
economy as a result of Russia’s actions in Ukraine and from U.S. and
international sanctions.

Russian economic growth forecasts have dropped sharply,
capital flight has accelerated and higher borrowing costs reflect
declining confidence in the market outlook. 
Our goal continues
to be for Russia to deescalate the situation so that additional
sanctions are not needed. However, we are resolved to continue to work
with our international partners and take the steps required, including
action against individuals and entities in specific sectors, if Russia
continues to press forward.”

3 thoughts on “Russia Voices ‘Disgust’ At New US Sanctions, Warns ‘Won’t Go Unanswered’

  1. Russia stopped using the dollar in November of 2010 along with China. They followed the model presented by Hugo Chavez’s Sucre, the first electronic currency. They went on to recruit better than half the world none of which use the dollar any longer.
    The real war has been economic, it has been going on for four years, and the US is losing. That is why Obama is so desperately trying to generate a war against Putin…..and it isn’t working. The world despises the US, their behavior has been unacceptable to the entire world.
    Besides the Saudi Kings who depend on US might to keep them in power, and Israel……the US has no allies left. The UK said to stay out and Israel is very quiet on the subject. There can be no world war without a coalition, and Obama cannot even get the sorry lot Bush put together in his invasion of Iraq. I don’t think the UK or Israel would back him at all……
    This is pathetic. Putin has the support of most of the world.

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