Kremlin Tells U.S. It Will Act Decisively If Washington Imposes New Sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R.) shakes hands with then-Vice President Joe Biden during their meeting in Moscow in 2011. (Reuters/Alexander Natruskin/File Photo)

The Kremlin told Washington on Wednesday it would act decisively if the United States undertook any new “unfriendly steps” such as imposing sanctions, the RIA news agency reported, citing a Foreign Ministry source.

It said the comments were made by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov, who invited the U.S. ambassador in Moscow to talks following a phone call on Tuesday between Putin and President Joe Biden, RIA said.