Russia has the right to impose sanctions in response to Washington's decision on visa restrictions for certain Russian and Ukrainian individuals, Russia's Human Rights Commissioner and former ambassador to the United States Vladimir Lukin said.
The U.S. has imposed sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials and individuals whom the White House believes to be posing a threat to Ukraine's integrity. The U.S. also stated it could impose additional sanctions in case the situation around Ukraine worsens.
"Of course, I am not happy about these sanctions," Lukin told Interfax on Thursday.
Russia’s foreign minister reiterates Moscow’s demand to adhere to the terms of the Feb. 21 agreement in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama discussed the situation in Ukraine over the phone, the Kremlin press service has reported.
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