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Kremlin: We are in contact with the government to ease the impact of new US sanctions

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) –┬áThe Kremlin said on Monday it was in talks with the Russian government on measures to ease the impact of new US sanctions, adding that it would take time to decide on any response.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters by telephone that the Kremlin was looking carefully at the impact of sanctions imposed on Friday by Washington on Russian markets.

He described the sanctions as “disgraceful in terms of their legality and lack of respect for customs.”

The United States imposed heavy sanctions on Friday against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials, including allies of President Vladimir Putin, in one of Washington’s toughest steps to punish Moscow for a number of activities, including allegations of interference in the US presidential election in 2016.