Russia has pledged retaliation in response to the Obama regime’s unprecedented call for economic sanctions against Russia, as well as the expulsion of 35 Russian intelligence operatives and the closing of two Russian compounds, in Maryland and New York, used by Russia for intelligence purposes. Obama has claimed this is a response to what he says were efforts by Moscow to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, despite no evidence to support his claims, American Freedom Fighters reports.
Using an executive order, President Obama sanctioned the GRU and the FSB — two of Russia’s intelligence services as well as other entities and individuals associated with the GRU. Russian President Vladimir Putin has now issued a statement via his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, in response to the announcement from Obama earlier today stating that Moscow is now promising retaliation against this direct provocation.
Peskov stated that the new sanctions are an example of President Obama’s “unpredictable” and “aggressive foreign policy,” according to the Associate Press. He also claimed the new measures are aimed at trying to “deal a blow to the foreign policy plans” of President-elect Donald Trump.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said Moscow regrets the new U.S. sanctions announced Thursday and will consider retaliatory measures. Such steps of the U.S. administration that has three weeks left to work are aimed at two things: to further harm Russian-American ties, which are at a low point as it is, as well as, obviously, deal a blow on the foreign policy plans of the incoming administration of the president-elect,” Peskov said.
Peskov said Putin had yet to study the new sanctions and work out the retaliatory measures Russia could take but that retaliation was imminent.
“For now I can not say what will be our response. Although, as we know, we have no other alternative than to abide by a principle of reciprocity. Naturally, we will issue an adequate response. This response will be formulated by the president of the Russian Federation,” Peskov said, according to Ria News.
The Russian foreign ministry has repeatedly denounced Obama’s continued provocation and calling his accusations of Russian involvement in the election a total fabrication. Claims have been made that the United States has run an orchestrated campaign of disinformation against Moscow and has not provided a single shred of evidence of any Russian involvement in the election.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated in a press conference held yesterday –
“To be honest, we are tired of the lie about the “Russian hackers,” which is being poured down in the United States from the very top. The biggest accusation is that Russia allegedly launched cyber attacks at the US information space with a view to interfering in US internal affairs, in particular, the election system. Russia is being presented as a monster that is ready to encroach on the holy of the Western holies – its democratic principles. Of course, these allegations have not been supported by any facts. You probably remember that we appealed to the United States to produce evidence of this at our briefings, in the Foreign Ministry’s comments and in statements made by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and interviews he gave. We asked for at least something, even the smallest facts. We did this publicly and during bilateral talks. You can ask our American colleagues how often Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry for this evidence. In response, we heard nothing but another helping of nonsense and accusations. It was an orchestrated campaign; nothing was left to chance. “