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Moscow vows response to latest US sanctions

FILE - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks to journalists in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2021. (AP Photo)
FILE - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks to journalists in Moscow, Russia, December 23, 2021. (AP Photo)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russia intends to respond to US sanctions against President Vladimir Putin’s daughters as it sees fit.

“Russia will definitely respond, and will do it as it sees fit,” Peskov says.

The US yesterday announced that it is sanctioning Putin’s two adult daughters as part of a new batch of penalties on the country’s political and economic systems in retaliation for its alleged war crimes in Ukraine.

Peskov tells a conference call with reporters that the sanctions “add to a completely frantic line of various restrictions” and the fact that the restrictions target family members “speaks for itself.”

“This is something that is difficult to understand and explain. But, unfortunately, we have to deal with such opponents,” Peskov says.

 

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