Shortly after President Biden took hostile steps against Russians including kicking out 10 diplomats, Moscow officials denounced the unsettling moves.
“Such aggressive behavior will undoubtedly trigger a resolute retaliation,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
“Washington should realize that it will have to pay a price for the degradation of the bilateral ties. The responsibility for that will fully lie with the United States.”
The official said that the US ambassador has been summoned for a “hard conversation” but did not elaborate on the actions her country plan to take.
Biden administration announced the sanctions against the Kremlin Thursday for what is more commonly known as “the SolarWinds breach” that consists of an unapproved intrusion into American secret agencies’ network.