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Russia says it has retaliated for West's sanctions

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MOSCOW (AP) - Russia says it has responded against Western sanctions over Ukraine but hasn't made any new names public.

Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said Friday that some Western nations have followed the U.S. example and expanded their sanctions against Russia, adding that Moscow has taken "retaliatory measures, which are largely tit-for-tat." He wouldn't elaborate on who the new targets were.

The United States, the European Union and Canada have slapped Russia with travel bans and asset freezes targeting its officials and lawmakers over the annexation of Crimea. The U.S. and Canadian sanctions included businessmen close to Putin and a Russian bank, while the EU so far has limited its sanctions to officials and lawmakers.

Russia has responded by slapping travel bans on nine U.S. and 13 Canadian official and lawmakers, but so far hasn't retaliated against the EU.

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