Moscow said on Friday it would respond firmly to new USA sanctions imposed against Russian businessmen, companies and government officials for what Washington called "malign activity" including alleged meddling in the 2016 US election, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Despite the latest sanctions, which took the number of people and entities linked with Russian Federation to be punished since Mr Trump took office to 189, the White House has said discussions about a summit with Mr Putin would continue.
Rather than punishing Russian Federation for one specific action, the new sanctions hit back at the Kremlin for its "ongoing and increasingly brazen pattern" of bad behaviour, said the officials.
The measures were taken under a USA law passed to punish Russian Federation for its alleged bid to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, engage in cyber-warfare and intervene in Ukraine and Syria.
"Nobody has been tougher on Russian Federation than I have", Trump said.
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An online fundraising campaign set up for family members of the team had raised more than $220,000 by early Saturday. Garinger said all the team can do now is help the players and their families however they can.
USA officials confirmed that their action against the oligarchs was in part related to Russia's alleged interference in the USA vote, but stressed the broader nature of their concerns.
But the Russian Foreign Ministry insisted in its statement that "no amount of pressure will make Russia deviate from the path it has chosen".
"Not at all", Sanders said.
- Kirill Shamalov, who is reportedly Mr Putin's son-in-law, married to his daughter Katerina Tikhonova, although neither Mr Putin nor the Kremlin have acknowledged that she is his daughter.
- Alexei Miller, the longtime head of Gazprom, the state-controlled natural gas giant.
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A state-owned arms-dealing company, accused by the USA of selling to Assad, was also targeted, along with a subsidiary bank. Many other targets were associated with Russia's energy sector.
The Assets of all 24 people from Russian Federation and 15 organisations that fall under the USA sanctions and under jurisdiction have been blocked and American entities are banned from dealing with them.
On the list there are also the director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies Mikhail Fradkov, Tula Region's Governor, Aleksei Dyumin, presidential aide Yevgeny Shkolov, presidential representative in the Southern Federal District Vladimir Ustinov, chief of the Interior Ministry's department for resistance to extremism Timur Valiulin, Bank of Russia deputy governor, Aleksander Torshin, Russian Guard chief Viktor Zolotov, State Duma Speaker Vladislav Reznik, and chief of the presidential office for socio-economic cooperation with the CIS countries, the republic of Abkhazia and the Republic of South Ossetia Oleg Govorun.
The U.S. also has punished Russian Federation for other troubling activity, including its alleged involvement in the poisoning an ex-spy with a military-grade nerve agent in Britain.
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