Russian FM: 'Moscow to retaliate against any US sanctions over Ukraine' [Oleksandra Molotkova @ PressTV]

Russia warns of retaliation if the US goes ahead with its threat of sanctions on Moscow over its response to Ukraine's crisis.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said the West has set a bad example by supporting an armed coup in which a legitimate president was ousted through unlawful methods. Lavrov repeated Russia's denial of troops deployment to Ukraine's Crimea region, saying those in control of the peninsula do not get their orders from Moscow. The foreign minister, however, said Russia will do anything to avoid bloodshed there, citing the need for additional measures of extra vigilance. Lavrov also took the United Nations to task. He said the root of the problem in Ukraine lies in the international community's failure to react to the violent breach of law.

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