MOSCOW, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Moscow will take countermeasures in response to the United States' decision to expand sanctions related to fighting in Ukraine.
"We emphasize that the U.S. should not cherish illusions regarding the possibility that it can continue this line without negative consequences for itself. We will take countermeasures, but not necessarily mirror [the U.S. expansion of sanction lists]. Washington's actions devalue its own signals on its interest in cooperation with us in solving a number of pressing international problems. It looks like the futility of attempts to put sanction pressure on us doesn't teach the Washington strategists anything," the the ministry said in a statement.