Russia Retaliates for US Election Sanctions

The legislation, McCain said would impose mandatory sanctions on transactions with the Russian defence or intelligence sectors, including the FSB and the GRU, the Russian military intelligence agency that was primarily responsible for Russia's attack on United States election.

"It's very sad that U.S". But he has little choice but to sign the bill due to the enormous support for the measure on Capitol Hill.

The bill now heads to the White House for President Donald Trump's approval.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Moscow would have to retaliate for U.S. "boorishness" if Congress moves ahead with new sanctions against his government, according to a report. USA officials won't say how many diplomats will have to leave to reach the 455-person limit imposed by Russian Federation.

The sanctions bill penalizes Russian Federation over its meddling in the election as well as its actions in Syria and Ukraine.

Putin described the sanctions bill now working its way through US Congress - which calls for new measures against Russia, North Korea and Iran, and limits Trump's ability to alter them - as "illegal under global law" and warned that Russia might have to respond.

The new package of sanctions aims to hit President Vladimir Putin and his inner circle by targeting alleged corrupt officials, human rights abusers and crucial sectors of the Russian economy, including weapons sales and energy exports.

A diplomatic source told Reuters that it would be for the United States to decide which posts to cut, whether occupied by us or Russian nationals.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was also seizing a Moscow dacha compound used by US diplomats for recreation, from August 1, as well as a USA diplomatic warehouse in Moscow.

Olson said Ambassador John Tefft "expressed his strong disappointment and protest" with the move and passed the Russian government's notification to Washington for review.

Russia's response mirrors moves by outgoing President Barack Obama last December to expel 35 Russian diplomats and shut down two Russian estates in the U.S.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said the new sanctions law "confirms the extreme aggressiveness of the United States in its foreign affairs".

Putin said at the time that he would wait to see how Trump handled the issue before responding, and Trump praised his restraint.

A European Commission spokesman in Brussels gave a non-committal response to the Senate vote, saying: "We will be watching how this process unfolds and then of course we will be watching equally attentively how this law, if and when it enters into force, will be applied in practice".

In December, the US kicked out 35 Russian diplomats and seized two diplomatic properties in NY and Maryland.


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