Russia expects new sanctions to further sour its ties with U.S. in 2018: RIA

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 05, 2017 4:18 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow expects new complications in its relationship with the United States in early 2018 because of possible new U.S. sanctions on Russia, the RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Tuesday.

Ryabkov said Washington could resort to new "destructive impulses" ahead of next year's Russian presidential election, RIA reported.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrew Osborn)