MOSCOW, March 28 Russia has retaliated against
expanded sanctions imposed by Western states over its annexation
of Ukraine's Crimea region, state-run news agencies cited the
Foreign Ministry as saying on Friday.
The United States and European Union have imposed visa bans
and asset freezes on several Russian officials and lawmakers in
an effort to punish Moscow for what Western governments say is
the illegal seizure of Crimea, warning President Vladimir Putin
against aggressive actions.
(Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by John Stonestreet)