Just a few hours after US President Donald Trump approved new sanctions on Russia, Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev slammed the US government claiming that it “has demonstrated total impotence.” They also stressed that they would consider taking measures claiming that this is an “all-out trade war.”
Trump and Putin Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Last night (Wednesday), Russia slammed the US government just a few hours after US President Donald Trump signed a bill imposing new sanctions on the country due to Moscow’s involvement in interfering with last year’s US presidential election.
At first, Moscow tried to portray as if everything was normal within the first few hours following the bill’s approval. Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov stated that the new sanctions had not changed anything. When asked by reporters how Russia would respond to the sanctions, Peskov said that “retaliatory measures already have been taken.” In the UN, Russia condemned the sanctions adding that they will not lead Russia to change anything.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev posted on his Facebook that the sanctions have brought an end to the White House’s attempt to improve its relations with the Kremlin. “Trump’s administration has demonstrated total impotence by surrendering its executive authority to Congress in the most humiliating way,” said Medvedev, adding that the new sanctions will lead to an “all-out trade war” between the two countries.