Russia’s Lavrov: Moscow will respond if EU imposes sanctions

Sergei Lavrov

Newscast Media MOSCOW—Moscow says it will respond if the EU imposes sanctions
on Russia over its occupation of Crimea. The Russian Foreign Ministry said on March 7
that “Russia will not accept the language of sanctions and threats” and that if they
are implemented, “they will not be left without a response.”

The EU has said it will consider asset freezes and travel bans if the Russian
government does not start negotiations with Ukrainian authorities in the “next few

The Kremlin also challenged Washington over talk of sanctions. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY>>