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Russia will respond to fresh sanctions from the United States :Ryabkov

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a press conference on June 28, 2014 in Damascus. (AFP) betinews.com

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a press conference on June 28, 2014 in Damascus. (AFP) betinews.com

Russia will respond to fresh sanctions from the United States, deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Saturday after U.S. lawmakers passed a bill to impose new penalties on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

“Undoubtedly, we will not be able to leave this without a response,” Ryabkov told Interfax news agency.

Ryabkov blamed “anti-Russian moods” in the United States for the passing of a bill on Friday allowing Washington to provide lethal military assistance to Ukraine and threatening fresh sanctions against Russia.

“We are of course concerned at the way the mood is running on Capitol Hill,” Ryabkov said.

“We see the passing by both houses the above legislative act as yet another demonstration of anti-Russian moods and attempts to dictate decisions to us that for us are categorically unacceptable.”

He said that he expected Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to discuss the matter with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry when they meet in Rome on Monday.

AFP

Ukraine says up to 200 rebels killed in Donetsk airport fighting

A man talking on a phone in his home, is seen through a hole in a wall damaged by recent shelling in Donetsk Photo: Reuters

Ukraine’s military said its forces killed as many as 200 rebels in fighting in Donetsk as dozens of tanks and other military vehicles crossed the border into Ukraine from Russia. “Insurgents who were shelling Ukrainian troop positions at Donetsk Airport … read more

A pro-Russian separatist leader was sworn in DONETSK Ukraine

Ukraine’s rebel leader is sworn in, crisis deepens DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – A pro-Russian separatist leader was sworn in on Tuesday as the head of a self-proclaimed ‘people’s republic’ in eastern Ukraine in a ceremony that worsened a standoff with … read more