Russia said, we shall respond to new European Union sanctions.
EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Russian officials in relation to an incident in the Azov Sea last November, when the Russian navy captured 24 Ukrainian sailors and their vessels in the Kerch Strait, close to Crimea.
The foreign ministry said in a statement in Moscow today that the Russian side will not leave this unfriendly action by the European Union unanswered.
The ministry said EU’s claim that Russia ‘broke international law’ and used unjustified force does not correspond with reality at all.
The EU’s decision takes the number of people blacklisted by the bloc over the crisis in Ukraine to 170, plus 44 entities.