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Putin orders retaliatory measures against U.S., EU

Putin orders retaliatory measures against U.S., EU

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to prepare retaliatory measures against the latest round of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union to coerce Russia to change its policies in Ukraine.

"The Russian government has already proposed a series of retaliatory measures against the so-called sanctions imposed by certain countries," Putin said Tuesday while on an official visit to the city of Voronezh in southern Russia. "I think that in current conditions, with the goal of protecting the interests of domestic producers, we should certainly think about that."

Putin was speaking after Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian prime...

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