Kremlin scoffs at Western sanctions against Russians over Crimea

by Reuters
Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:43 GMT

MOSCOW, March 18 (Reuters) - An aide to President Vladimir Putin scoffed at Western sanctions against Russian officials over Moscow's takeover of Ukraine's Crimea region, saying on Tuesday they provoked only "irony and sarcasm."

"We are fed up with these sanctions, they provoke only feelings of irony and sarcasm," Yuri Ushakov, Putin's senior foreign policy advisor, was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.

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