Russia Prepares Sanctions Against US 03/16 06:10
Russia's government will add more Americans to its "black list" in response
to new sanctions against Russians accused of election meddling.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's government will add more Americans to its "black
list" in response to new sanctions against Russians accused of election
Tensions with Moscow are growing before Russia's presidential election
Sunday, after a nerve agent attack in Britain on a Russian ex-spy.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted Friday by news
agency RIA Novosti as saying that Russia is preparing sanctions against "a new
group of American actors" and possible "additional steps."
He said Russia would target the same number of people as the U.S. but didn't
say what the sanctions would involve.
Ryabkov said he doesn't want to definitively close the door to dialogue and
accused the U.S. of threatening global stability.
The Trump administration announced sanctions Thursday on 19 Russians and
five companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.