9/23, 8:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russian FM warns Washington against new sanctions

Russian Foreign Ministry warned Washington D.C. against an unweighed decision on the "sanctions track" aimed at Russian citizens allegedly connected to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, the agency's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated on Thursday.

Zakharova noted that the targetted people are in no way tied to the pipeline construction, which firstly signals a lack of understanding of Russia's affairs among US federal officials, and secondly points at the strategy of containment that the US is using.

The statement refers to the annual defense-spending bill that the US House of Representatives recently passed, unanimously voting on a package of sanctions recommended to the administration.

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