New US sanctions driven by desire to get even with Moscow for fiasco of strike on Syria
Russia views new US sanctions against Russian defense bodies as a desire to get even with Moscow after a fiasco of a missile strike against Syria on April 14, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, TASS reported.
"Formally, Russia is being accused of breaching US legislation that bans cooperation in defense technology with Iran, North Korea and Syria, and that cannot have any relation to our country," the ministry said. "In fact, it is obviously a hackneyed desire to be even for a fiasco of the missile attack launched by the United States alongside the United Kingdom and France against the Syrian Arab Republic on April 14 in violation of international law."
The Russian Foreign Ministry pointed out that the fact is substantiated by adding such entities as the Gatchina Surface-to-Air Missile Training Center and the 183rd Guard Air Defense Missile Regiment to the sanctions list.
"Maybe, [they are blacklisted] for training and instructing well the Syrian air defense servicemen who shot down most of western aggressors’ missiles," the foreign ministry said emphasizing that the Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate and Rosoboronexport arms export company had been placed on sanctions lists before.
"The Americans seem to have forgotten that they have sanctioned them more than once and intend to threaten us what they have failed to frighten us with earlier," the statement reads.