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Fancy Bear has ties to Russian military intelligence which infiltrated servers during the last presidential race

Fancy Bear has ties to Russian military intelligence which infiltrated servers during the last presidential race

The UK and the USA - both North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members - say Moscow was behind the attack, although Russian Federation denies that. "And that's a big thing for them", Trump said in an Oval Office interview with Reuters.

Russian officials said the whole sanctions effort was done under "false pretense", and that Russia would soon offer a retaliation against the United States over the sanctions.

The US Treasury has imposed fresh sanctions against Russian actors in connection with the Kremlin's aggressive cyber attacks. "No one expected that all disputed issues could be settled during a two-hour meeting, but a direct conversation and exchange of opinions are always useful".

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called USA sanctions against Moscow "counterproductive and senseless" after Washington warned that more "economic pain" was to come.

"We must engage with Moscow but we must also be blunt".

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Commenting on the prospective Germany-bound Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline that the US has threatened to target with sanctions, Putin said that Europe needs the project to satisfy its energy needs.

"We of course welcome statements that affirm a readiness to cooperate, but we would welcome even more some kind of concrete actions", Peskov said.

"I don't think that the idea of reducing the degree of confrontation and increasing the level of security in the Baltic is dead", Putin said.

Putin was speaking on a day when the rouble weakened towards its lowest level in more than two years as traders priced in the risk of more USA sanctions and a new tranche of sanctions announced earlier this month was expected to take effect.

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