TASS – April 2, 2018: Russia will take retaliation measures in case of a shutdown of its trade mission in Britain, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday when asked a respective question.
“Moscow is thoroughly analyzing every unfriendly step taken against the Russian Federation, and each such unfriendly step eventually gets a response, which has a respective formulation. That is why let’s not run ahead, Moscow will not leave such steps unanswered,” he said.
The Daily Telegraph wrote earlier that the country’s authorities would consider a shutdown of Russia’s trade mission in London.
The relations between Russia and Britain have deteriorated sharply in the wake of the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury on March 4. London immediately accused Russia of being involved, but failed to produce any evidence.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to blame Russia for “unlawful use of force” against her country.
Russia preparing response to US decision to impose duties on steel and aluminum
TASS – April 2, 1018: The Russian authorities are preparing a response to the US decision to impose duties on steel and aluminum, Deputy Economic Development Minister Alexei Gruzdev said on Monday.
“Russia is closely following and fully participating in all these processes. We will form our official estimate and make relevant statements. I am not authorized to anticipate the government’s decisions, but they are being prepared,” he said when talking to the students of the Ural Federal University.