Moscow warns to respond to EU sanctions against CrimeaStaff writer ▼ | December 19, 2014
Russian Foreign Ministry warned that Moscow would adequately respond to "discriminatory" EU sanctions imposed on Crimea if necessary.
Tensions Russian Foreign Ministry:
It's time that EU officials in Brussels realize that Crimea and Sevastopol have become an inalienable part of the Russian Federation, RIA Novosti news agency, a leading Russian multimedia group, quoted the ministry as saying.
"Any kind of discrimination against residents of Crimea and Sevastopol for politicized reasons is unacceptable," the ministry stressed.
The EU earlier in the day imposed "substantial" additional sanctions on investment, services and trade with Crimea and Sevastopol, saying investment in Crimea or Sevastopol is outlawed from December 20.
The fresh sanctions mean that Europeans and EU-based companies may no more buy real estate or entities in Crimea, finance Crimean companies or supply related services. ■