Russia says U.S. sanctions on it are illegal

Russia says new U.S. sanctions on it are illegal under international law.

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said U.S. move is absolutely unfriendly but said Moscow continues to hope that for an improvement in battered U.S.-Russia relations.

Earlier, Washington announced imposing fresh sanctions on Russia by end of this month after determining that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain.

Source: Radio Pakistan