Kremlin says new U.S. sanctions are hostile act by outgoing Trump administration

FILE PHOTO: The flag of the Russian Federation flies at the Russian Embassy in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Tuesday that the new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia marked another hostile act by the outgoing administration of President Donald Trump and would further harm already poor ties between Moscow and Washington.

The Trump administration on Monday published a list of Chinese and Russian companies with alleged military ties that restrict them from buying a wide range of U.S. goods and technology.

“Every kick like this pushes us further from the point of normalisation and makes it extremely difficult to get out of the damaging tailspin in our bilateral relations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

Reporting by Dmitry Antonov and Maxim Rodionov; wWiting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams