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Published: Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 9:00:02 PM
Updated: Friday March 7, 2014 MYT 9:02:59 PM

Russia says EU unconstructive, will retaliate against sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday accused the European Union of taking an "extremely unconstructive position" by freezing talks on easing visa barriers that complicate travel between Russia and the EU over Ukraine.

"Russia will not accept the language of sanctions and threats" and will retaliate if sanctions are imposed, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement about agreements reached at an emergency EU summit on Thursday.

(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)

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