Moscow: Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned against banning the United States, saying that Russia will respond to them (economic sanctions) in economic, political and "other" ways. With the announcement of US sanctions, Russian ruble has reached the lowest level of two years.
Yesterday the US State Department had said yesterday that the United States will introduce new restrictions on Russia's involvement in the attack by a nerve agent in an attempt to kill a former spy in Britain and his daughter. Russia has strongly denied the allegations of poisoning. The State Department had said that this ban "is being implemented" in March for the use of 'Novichok' navigator for the attempt to assassinate the citizens of Britain and the double agent Sergey Srippal and his daughter. These restrictions will be imposed at the end of this month.
Some reports indicated that new potential restrictions could be targeted by Russia's public sector banks and their business would be stopped in dollars, which would have a profound impact on the Russian economy. The Russian Prime Minister said that if there is any restriction on the use of banks' business or currency, then this would mean the announcement of economic war. And the answer will be given in economic, political and other ways, if necessary. "