Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov promised the U.S. to respond to any unfriendly steps and said it is impossible to rely on Americans and their allies as reliable partners. This was reported by RIA Novosti.
The minister reacted this way to news about the possible expulsion of Russian diplomats from the U.S. Lavrov added that Washington’s actions are causing more and more criticism in the US itself.
“We have to rely on ourselves, because neither the U.S. nor its allies are reliable partners, and we cannot rely on their sentiments and on what foot they get up with in the morning in key areas for the life support of the state,” Lavrov added.
Bloomberg earlier wrote that the United States has completed a review of cyberattacks and election interference attributed to Russia, and now U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is studying the possibility of expelling Russian “intelligence officers under diplomatic cover” and imposing new sanctions against people and agencies close to the Kremlin allegedly involved in the interference.
On March 17, Biden said that he was going to hold the Russian state accountable for its alleged interference in the U.S. election. He said that Russian President Vladimir Putin would pay if he was found guilty.