Lavrov Says Russia Not Planning Tit-for-Tat Sanctions Against West

July 28, 2014 9:29 AM

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Russia will not impose like-for-like measures or act "hysterically" over Western economic sanctions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, trying to stake out the high ground amid growing tensions with the West.

Speaking at a news conference, Lavrov said he hoped that an investigation into a downed Malaysian jet liner, which Western leaders say was almost certainly shot down by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, would be objective.

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