The Kremlin on Tuesday accused Washington of refusing to face up to reality over an alleged chemical attack on Douma in Eastern Ghouta, for which Moscow insists there is no evidence.
“You see the unconstructive position that some countries including the US have taken. They are a priori refusing to face reality,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, adding that “none of them is talking about the need for an unbiased investigation”.
Russia will avoid hasty decisions on response measures against the US sanctions, it is necessary to focus on the country’s own interests, Peskov noted.
“The situation is still being analyzed. Let’s not forget that, of course, the situation is not simple, but our own interests should be prioritized… It would have not been right to take any hasty decisions since sanctions were announced just a few days ago,” Peskov told reporters.