August 28, 2019 / 1:18 PM / 2 months ago

Russia says new U.S. sanctions hurt prospects for bilateral ties: RIA

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a news conference with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the MAKS 2019 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, August 27, 2019. Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday a new round of sanctions imposed by the United States undermined the possibility of normalizing bilateral ties, RIA news agency reported.

New U.S. sanctions against Russia linked to the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia came into force on Monday. Russia denies any role in the poisoning.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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