YEMEN Press Agency

Russia vows ‘tough response’ to US sanctions

SANAA, April .7 (YPA) – Russia has vowed a “though response” to the recent United States sanctions, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Friday.

“We will not let the current attack, or any new anti-Russian attack, go without a tough response,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Friday.

Earlier in the day, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the fresh sanctions on the Russian Oligarchs and 12 companies they own, 17 senior Russian officials and a state-owned arms export firm, over a range of activities, including Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Companies like Gazprom, Burenie and Renova group have also been added to the sanctions, including Russian President Vladimir Putin personal bodyguard, his brother-in-law and others close to him.