Russia: 'Sad news for Russia — US relations' — Peskov on new sanctions *AUDIO*

SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary (Russian): «You'll surely ask me about recent developments in the US Congress. In this regard, I will tell you that for the moment we are only talking about a draft law, therefore, we will not give any substantial assessments. In any case, an approach to this will be developed after careful analysis, and the decision will be... Еще certainly taken by the head of State, President Putin. Now we can say this is rather sad news from the point of view of Russia-U.S. relations as well as for the potential for their development. It is no less regrettable from the point of view of international law and international trade relations, according to the information on the bill that is available to us. Well, I repeat — since this will further go to the Senate, let's wait for this bill to become a law."SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary (Russian): «I repeat once again — all foreign policy decisions are made by the president of the Russian Federation. And when and if such decisions are taken, we will make sure to inform you. All other statements are clear, the statements of our members of parliament spoke about that, it is all clear. We are talking about an extremely unfriendly act, so the reaction should be obvious."SCRIPTSpokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, provided a press briefing in Moscow about the vote in the US Senate on Russian sanctions, Wednesday.Peskov said, «this is rather sad news from the point of view of Russia — US relations as well as for the potential for their development», however, urged to «wait for this bill to become a law."Furthering his point, Peskov described the sanctions as «extremely unfriendly act'' adding that the Russian reaction «should be obvious» when it is executed by President Putin.The vote saw a majority of senators vote in favour of imposing new sanctions on Russia over the alleged meddling in the 2016 Presidential election which saw Donald Trump come to power.

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