Moscow. April 13. INTERFAX-Moscow will continue to protect the Russian-speaking population, despite US statements that Russia will "pay the price" for aggressive actions in eastern Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
"They talk about a high price, but they never mention it. What they have done so far, we have, firstly, studied well, and secondly, we have adapted. We do not believe that such terminology is generally applicable: price, payment, and so on. We simply defend our interests and the interests of our citizens, the Russian - speaking population, and we will continue to protect them," Ryabkov told reporters.
"The question is what conclusions are drawn from this situation in Kiev and from the Kiev patrons. These conclusions do not set up a positive mood," he added.
According to the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, " any threat only strengthens us in the belief that we are pursuing the right course."