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Russia PM: new U.S. sanctions amount to 'full-scale trade war'
August 2, 2017 / 7:32 PM / 2 months ago

Russia PM: new U.S. sanctions amount to 'full-scale trade war'

FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev chairs a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia June 29, 2017. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - New sanctions on Russia which U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law are tantamount to a “full-scale trade war”, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

Medvedev also said in a Facebook post that the sanctions showed the Trump administration was utterly powerless.

“The hope that our relations with the new American administration would improve is finished,” he wrote.

Reporting by Alexander Winning and Jack Stubbs; Editing by Louise Ireland

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