The Russian foreign Ministry commented on new US sanctions

Sergei Ryabkov (screenshot from video)

Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the new US sanctions against Russia are an attempt to influence the situation in Russia on the eve of elections. He said this in comments to TASS.

According to Ryabkov, in the Kremlin expect the appearance of the two reports of the administration of the President of the United States on sanctions by the end of January.

“We are taking all this philosophically. We see this as another attempt to influence our internal situation, especially ahead of presidential elections”, – said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.

He added that Russia is considering a “symmetrical answer”, but “the decision in this regard will be taken by the President of the Russian Federation, in due time.”

Earlier, Russian media reportedthat the US is preparing new sanctions list of about 300 people close to Putin. Among others in the list ostensibly there is a Ukrainian politician and Putin’s godfather Victor Medvedchuk. The document will be submitted no later than January 29.

Bloomberg writesthat some Russian oligarchs that are likely to be in the new sanctions list USA, are trying different ways to avoid this or to minimize the negative effects.

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