Russia threatens to target ‘sensitive’ US assets as part of a ‘strong’ and ‘painful’ response to sanctions

Joe Biden (L), Vladimir Putin (R).

Its Foreign Affairs Ministry said the sanctions were “attempts to change Russia’s course,” per CNN.”There should be no doubt that sanctions will receive a strong response,” the ministry said.

The Russian government warned on Wednesday of a “strong” and “painful” response to the Biden administration’s sanctions against the country over its invasion of Ukraine, according to multiple reports.

Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said the country would target “sensitive” US assets in retaliation.

The ministry said in a statement that the US sanctions against it were part of America’s “ongoing attempts to change Russia’s course,” CNN reported.

“Russia has proved that, despite all the sanctions costs, it is able to minimize the damage,” the ministry said in the statement. “And even more so, sanctions pressure is not able to affect our determination to firmly defend our interests.”

The ministry said it was open to diplomacy with the US but that the sanctions would be met with a fierce response.

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