Putin says any new sanctions from US would be harmful but talk of retaliation is premature
Russian president talking to state tv channel Rossiya1 17 June
The comments follow news this week that the US Senate voted almost unanimously for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions.
"This will, indeed, complicate Russia-American relations. I think this is harmful."
He did add caution though and said he needed to see how the situation develops.
"That is why it is premature to speak publicly about our retaliatory actions"
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Putin on US sanctions - Retaliation is premature