On December 30, outgoing US President Barack Obama's administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, the closing of two Russian diplomatic compounds and new sanctions against six Russian individuals and five entities over Moscow's alleged interference in the November US presidential election, which the Kremlin has denied.
US President-elect Donald Trump has no conversations scheduled with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the sanctions imposed on Russia by US President Barack Obama on Thursday, Trump transition team spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters.
The new US sanctions against Russia announced on Thursday do not affect the work of the Russian Trade Representation, Russia's trade representative to the United States Alexander Stadnik told Sputnik.
The sanctions put in place against Russia by outgoing President Barack Obama on Thursday appear to be at least partially motivated by politics, US Congressman Sean Duffy said in an interview on Friday.
The new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington and the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States are directed against the new US presidential administration, rather than the Russian government, political analyst Vyacheslav Smirnov told Radio Sputnik.
A State Department official congratulated Russian-speaking journalists in Washington in Russian right after announcing the Obama Administration’s decision to expel 35 Russian diplomats for alleged spying for Moscow.
US President Barack Obama’s decision to impose new sanctions on Russia and expel diplomats from the country demonstrates the outgoing president’s weakness, Senator Tom Cotton said on Friday.
French authorities have taken into account the recent decision of the United States to sanction several Russian individuals and entities, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said Friday.
Several mainstream media outlets have called the introduction of new US sanctions against Russia the most powerful response to Moscow's alleged actions on the global arena, which can serve as a certain signal to US President-elect Donald Trump, as well as to some foreign states.
The Russian lower house of parliament supports the retaliatory measures aimed to counter new US sanctions, the chair of the State Duma's international committee said Friday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow will not leave new US sanctions against Russia over alleged hacking without a response.
The newly-introduced US sanctions against Russia are aimed at sabotaging Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump's relations as Washington is frustrated it has been "sidelined" in Syria crisis settlement, chief adviser to the Turkish president Ilnur Cevik told Sputnik on Friday.
The United States has announced a series of measures against several Russian organizations and individuals in retaliation for Moscow’s alleged hacking into US political institutions. Washington is expelling 35 Russian diplomats on spying charges and is closing down two Russian-owned compounds in the US.
The new anti-Moscow sanctions imposed by outgoing US President Barack Obama are meant to drive President-elect Donald Trump into corner regarding his policy toward Russia, Kellyanne Conway, who managed Trump's campaign and will serve as his adviser, said.
Though the official response to new US sanctions against Moscow will not arrive until Friday, the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom has weighed in.
Ruthless US sanctions have banned the use of a highly-private and strategically placed Russian “spy compound,” a vacation retreat center in Maryland where families grilled burgers, hot dogs, and maybe even nuclear-Russian shish kebobs.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has reported that the dollar has slipped .5% after several weeks of increases.
Former advisor to US President-elect Donald Trump's campaign Carter Page claims that the newly-announced US sanctions against Russia for its alleged interference in the latest presidential election and the decision to expel 35 diplomats is a clear example of mismanagement by the Obama administration.
Kremlin announced that Putin will determine adequate response to US sanctions.
Despite a glaring lack of evidence to support allegations that Russia interfered in the US presidential election, the White House has announced that they will be imposing sanctions on the nation.