On Thursday, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was prepared for the “worst scenario” when it comes to new US sanctions on Russia.
“The hostility and unpredictability of America’s actions force us in general to be prepared for the worst scenarios,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
The comments come after a report from Bloomberg said the Biden administration was wrapping up a review of alleged Russian actions and is expected to announce new measures against Moscow soon.
The Biden administration has already slapped sanctions on Russian officials over the treatment of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and has been threatening more.
Also on Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slammed the US’s approach to Moscow. He mentioned an article recently written by fellows at the NATO-funded Atlantic Council that called for a new approach to Russia, which other employees at the think tank disavowed.
“Even a pro-Washington NGO like the Atlantic Council has published material criticizing the United States’ dead-end policy toward Russia, which yields no results in terms of the goals that were announced when these sanctions were imposed,” Lavrov said.
Lavrov also responded to the recent reports that said the US was mulling new sanctions. “We will respond to any unfriendly steps, that goes without saying. I haven’t seen any specific decisions so far, nothing has been announced,” he said.
15 thoughts on “Russia Prepared for ‘Worst Scenario’ With Possible US Sanctions”
Remember the blood soaked child droning Nazi sponsoring headchopper supporting war criminal Barack Hussein Obama announcing that Amerikastan had “reduced Russia’s economy to tatters” in 2015? What happened to that boast?
I think we need to fight back against the language of “slapping sanctions on…”. I think the metaphor is precisely what the government’s are after, they are trying to give the impression that they’re giving a slapping to the bad guys. But that’s not what’s happening. What they’re doing is building walls and creating enemies.
Yes, there’s a whole lexicon of niceties that have been thrown at us to cover u what’s really happening. So it’s “casualties” not deaths, “airstrikes” not bombing, etc.
Getting back to sanctions, they hurt not only the target country but also other countries, IOW buyers AND sellers. So the US sanctions on Iran and Russia hurt not only them but also European countries, who just happen to be US competitors so hurting them is good too. . . .USA! USA!
US “negotiator:” Dear Russia: I am happy to share your options:
1. You die.
2. You live with our knee on your neck.
Russia: But you left out the only possible option.
US: What option?
Russia: We all die together!
US: People are so ungrateful. All we’re trying to do is bring them democracy.
And the “democracy” Washington yaps about doesn’t exist. US citizens have no say on their governance, especially the endless wars. Many other countries have national referendums on important matters, for example, and many political parties to champion their causes, but not in the US. On policy they take whatever scraps they throw our way.
We boast of Free Speech as a value we uphold. Yet the only guy who attempted it is languishing in a British hellhole on US orders. It is open to both Russia and China to sanction the DOJ and FBI apparatchiks leading this effort.
Disagree about Assange being the “only” one.
putins now czar for life
as usual opponents suffer, disappear, die
never for forget Navalny
take it to the streets
None of our business.
Never forget Assange.
Navalny was a(nother) hoax. Putin is quite popular in Russia, as he should be. His comment about about Navalny was great. He said that if Russia wanted him dead, he would be dead. They wouldn’t give him a weak poison in Russia and then allow an NGO to fly him to Germany so that he could claim Putin tried to kill him.
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