Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have denounced the United States’ publication of the so-called “Putin list” – a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 Russians identified as close to the Russian leader – under a new sanctions law tied to allegations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
Speaking in Moscow, Putin said that by including nearly all key members of his government and Russian industry on the list, the U.S. had, in effect, carried out “a hostile step” against “all 146 million Russians.”
Yet Putin indicated that Russia would not respond – for now. “We’re not prepared …read more
Source: Voice of America