MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow considers Australia’s placing the blame for the events in Ukraine on Russia is unacceptable, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.
“Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs deems unacceptable the recent allegations made by Australia that place the blame in the tragic events in Ukraine, including the crash of the Malaysian airliner on Russia,” the statement reads.
Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has recently accused Russia of using humanitarian aid as a pretext to occupy Ukraine and said more sanctions could be imposed on Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin could not be allowed to attend the G20 summit in Brisbane this November.
Australia imposed sanctions against 50 Russian officials and 11 companies over the situation in Ukraine.
Moreover, Australian government might ban uranium exports to Russia as part of a new stage of sanctions against the country. The announcement came after Moscow imposed a year ban on imports of agricultural and food products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia.