2 Nov 2017 20:46

Russian Foreign Ministry promises tough, tit-for-tat response if Washington continues to exert pressure on Russian media

SOCHI. Nov 2 (Interfax) - Russia will respond hard and in a tit-for-tat manner if U.S. pressure on Russian media including Sputnik and RT continues, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.

"We will respond in a tough and tit-for-tat manner if the U.S. side does not drop its unacceptable demands," Ryabkov told reporters in Sochi.

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman "has repeatedly set out the reasons why we consider this pressure not just politically unacceptable, but also giving grounds for our tit-for-tat response," he said.