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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald J. Trump (R) shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017 (reissued 30 July 2017). EPA/MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL 

US sanctions on Russia are declaration of full-fledged economic war, Russian prime minister said.

US approves Russia sanctions, Moscow says they are a blow to normalizing ties

 07/26/2017 - 06:13
Sergei Ryabkov at a press conference in Damascus, Syria on June 28, 2014. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov has responded to news that a package of further punitive measures for Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US elections and its 2014 annexation of the Crimea was voted through the House of Representatives.

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