While the Russian Government is reeling from the new US sanctions a war of words has been launched by the Russian against the outgoing Obama administration. The Russia’s have said that according to their point of view such actions of the current Obama administration, the sanctions are “a manifestation of an unpredictable and even aggressive foreign policy,” .
Speaking to journalists Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin press-secretary, said “We regret the fact that this decision was taken by the US administration and President Obama personally,”
“As it has been said before, we consider this decision and these sanctions unjustified and illegal under international law,”
Putting their hopes on being able to influence and control President-Elect Donald Trump Mr Peskov said “Considering the current transition period in Washington, we still expect that we’ll be able to get rid of such clumsy actions… of behaving like a bull in a china shop, and that we’ll be able to make mutual joint steps to enter on the path of normalisation of our bilateral relations,”
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page “Today America, the American people were humiliated by their own President. Not by international terrorists, not by enemy’s troops. This time Washington was slapped by own master, who has complicated the urgent tasks for the incoming team in the extreme,”