Moscow warns new U.S. sanctions take ties into uncharted waters

Russia warned on Wednesday that new U.S. sanctions against Moscow approved by the House of Representatives take already battered ties into uncharted waters and said it was close to taking retaliatory measures of its own.

FILE PHOTO: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/Files
FILE PHOTO: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at the United Nations offices in Geneva October 15, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrice Coffrini/Pool/Files

Russia was responding after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions on Moscow and to force President Donald Trump to obtain lawmakers’ permission before easing any sanctions on Russia.
Moscow had initially hoped that Trump would work to repair a relationship which has slumped to a post-Cold War low, but has watched with frustration as allegations that Moscow interfered with last year’s U.S. presidential election and concerns over Trump associates’ Russia ties have killed off hopes of detente.

Reuters