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Ministry: Moscow reserves right to respond to new US sanctions

MOSCOW/ST. PETERSBURG, Jan 29 (PRIME) -- Russia reserves the right to retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the U.S., the Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on January 26.

Earlier on January 26, the U.S. introduced sanctions against 21 individuals from Russia and Ukraine, mainly from self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, and nine companies over the situation in Ukraine.

The Russian ministry said: УWhereas the U.S. authorities prefer to break economic and other relations with Russia, this is their right, as well as we reserve our right to retaliation.Ф The ministry also said that the U.S. sanction campaign is ineffective, as it harms only the U.S. business, and is a Уdemonstration of own helplessness.Ф

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said: УSpeaking seriously, these and the previous senseless and ungrounded sanctions had no positive result for either the U.S., or anyone in the world. They harmed everyone.Ф

Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the sanctions need to be studied by Russian companies but will barely affect their work. The sanctions against two officials of the ministry are seen as illegal because the U.S. did not present any proof of their guilt, he said, adding that the ministry is waiting for clarifications.

Novak also said he invited his U.S. counterpart Rick Perry to visit the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant Yamal LNG during a private talk at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The officials did not discuss the sanctions, Novak said.

A representative of engineering company Power Machines, which was also included on the list, said on January 27 that the company is puzzled by the U.S. decision to impose the sanctions on it.

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