“The US president signed an anti-Russian law, which authorizes any US president to impose sanctions on our country at any time. Just as it was in case with Jackson-Vanik amendment, our relations with the United States will be marred for decades,” Medvedev posted on Facebook Monday.
Medvedev added that the legislation would have a negative impact and Russia would have to react to it.
However, Barack Obama said the United States did not intend to impose sanctions under the law at the time.
Russian Foreign Ministry said the law had nothing in common with freedom support and just created a legal foundation for US course of undermining relations with Russia.