Russia threatens to retaliate to any extension to sanctions

Russia may retaliated with tougher measures of its own if the EU choses to strengthen the range of sanctions  it has already imposed in the wake of events in Ukraine, a Kremlin aide said today.”We are looking at a wide range of actions. I don’t want to name the measures that could be taken right now, but much will depend on what decision the EU takes,”  economic adviser Andrei Belousov told reporters gathered in St Petersburg for this week’s  SPIEF meeting. “I rule nothing out.”