Russia ready to take new anti-US measures if escalation continues - Lavrov
Russia is prepared to take new retaliatory measures against the US if Washington keeps the escalation path, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on the Rossiya-1 TV channel, TASS reports.
"Everything was said in our response to the latest unfriendly US steps. We announced all measures, which have been taken and are ready to take more if this escalation continues," Lavrov said.
Russian-US relations significantly soured after Biden’s notorious ABC News interview when he said that Moscow would have to "pay a price" for allegedly interfering in US elections and went on to uphold a disparaging remark about President Vladimir Putin. Russia’s envoy to the US Anatoly Antonov was then pulled, returning to Moscow for consultations. That said, he has been in the Russian capital since March 21.
On April 15, the White House announced more sanctions against Russia. Moscow retaliated with tit-for-tat moves on April 16.