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    Russia Should Brace Up for Next US Leader's Hostile Stance on Moscow - Deputy FM

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    Moscow should be prepared for the continuation of Washington's hostile strategy, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The White House is likely to remain hostile toward Russia under the next US president, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday.

    "We are likely to see the United States keep up the momentum in its policy on Russia, effectively continuing along its hostile course, and we must be ready for this," Ryabkov warned at a Defense Committee meeting in parliament.

    The deputy minister added that Russia should be prepared for continued US economic sanctions that the outgoing administration of President Barack Obama imposed on Russia after a row over Ukraine in 2014.

    US Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who is reported to be in the lead in the US presidential race, has sharply criticized Russia during her election campaign and threatened to hold Moscow accountable for its actions in Syria, where Russia has been battling Islamists since last year.


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