Russia slammed as ‘unfounded’ a new round of British sanctions against Russian individuals over alleged human rights abuses in Chechnya.
In a statement issued on Saturday, the ministry said Moscow may retaliate.
“Undoubtedly, this politically-charged demarche will have a negative impact on Russian-British interstate relations,” the ministry said, according to Reuters.
Russia “reserves the right to take appropriate countermeasures,” the ministry added.
Britain said on Thursday it was imposing sanctions on 11 individuals, including security figures and officials from Russia, Venezuela, Pakistan and Gambia, in a coordinated move with the United States on alleged human rights violations.