moscow - New US sanctions against Russia affecting the banks or currency can be interpreted as the declaration of a trade war. The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev expressed this warning on Friday in response to announced new US sanctions against Russia.
Washington has announced new sanctions against Russia because of a murder attempt on a former double spy and his daughter in England. The nerve gas novitsjok was used. Russia denies having anything to do with it.
'I do not want to go into the future sanctions, but I can say that when banks or currencies are involved, it is possible to call this a clear statement of a trade war,' Medvedev said. 'It is then necessary to respond with economic, political or- if necessary- other measures. Our American friends must realize that well. ''