First, Russian newspaper Vedomosti brought a comment of the press secretary of Russian President Peskov, who said that the news about the EU's strengthening of sanctions against Russia imposed over the scandal with Siemens turbines is not occasion for the Kremlin's reaction.
Later it turned out that it was premature to conclude that the Kremlin had decided not to react to the news about the strengthening of sanctions due to Siemens turbines.
At the end of the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry "woke up", and announced the possible introduction of a response to Brussels' decision to expand the EU sanctions list over the transporting of Siemens turbines to the Crimea.
"The reasons for introducing a new portion of restrictive measures against our country are absolutely contrived and we reserve the right to retaliate," reads the commentary of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Information and Press, posted on the ministry's website.
The blame for what is happening, according to Russian diplomats, "lies with German colleagues.
“Disappointing politicization brought to the point of absurdity, which in fact is a usual commercial dispute of economic entities ... We consider this step, initiated by Berlin, as unfriendly and unreasonable,” the statement said.
The day before, the European Union extended sanctions against Russia because of the illegal supply of Siemens turbines to the annexed Crimea.
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