the planet is actually watching Russia for its reaction to Western missile strikes which were carried out on its ally Syria, although analysts predict Moscow’s retaliation could be fairly limited despite rapidly escalating tensions.
The U.S. is actually supposed to announce Monday more sanctions on Russia because of its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. This specific after the U.S., U.K. in addition to France conducted a coordinated missile strike targeting the suspected chemical weapons infrastructure of the Syrian government Saturday.
Russia has signaled which which could respond to sanctions with retaliatory measures against the U.S. On Monday, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said which Moscow “will not delay in adopting legislation against U.S. sanctions,” news agency RIA said, adding which Washington was demonstrating “open economic aggression.”
Russian lawmakers are reportedly considering legislation to give the Kremlin powers to ban or restrict a list of U.S. imports, Reuters reported Monday. Russia has signaled which which could look to target U.S. companies which use Russian products or rely on Russian industries, such as its nuclear energy in addition to aerospace sectors.
Western airstrikes followed a suspected chemical weapons attack from the town of Douma on April 7 in which at least 70 people are believed to have died in addition to which the U.S. in addition to its Western allies have blamed on Assad. The Syrian regime denies involvement from the attack in addition to Russia called which a “fabrication,” however.
Experts believe which Russia’s reaction should be muted, for currently, with one analyst noting which the “likelihood of a direct, military response to the strikes through Russia is actually very low.”
“Despite the threats through Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin which Russia could target the platforms through which the missiles were fired, Moscow is actually fully aware which such an attack could not only constitute a massive in addition to dangerous escalation,” Daragh Mcdowell, principle Russia analyst at Verisk Maplecroft, said in a note to CNBC on Sunday.