"We have never been the initiator of these sanctions, we consider them illegal and harmful not just to the people of our two countries but the whole world", Russian presidential press spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday, Interfax news agency reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a ceremony to present national award and to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day at the Kremlin in Moscow on February 23, 2018. "Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens to anyone, just like the United States".
He also noted that even when considering the possibility they did not operate on behalf of his government, their extradition is impossible.
Kelly then touched on a few facets of Russia's meddling, which the United States intelligence community said was done specifically on orders from the Kremlin itself.
Putin once ran the FSB himself and his comments played into one of his core narratives which depicts Russian Federation as a fortress besieged by hostile foreign powers and him as its defender-in-chief.
"They are working diligently on Russian Federation, using the most modern methods, spy craft and technical espionage means. That's the key", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters.
"US defence capabilities are and will remain second to none, and now because of the new defence budget of $700 billion our military will be far stronger than ever", Sanders said.
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Griffin said he hopes he's an inspiration to kids everywhere. "I'm planning on doing both linebacker and DB drills", Griffin said. He's a jack-of-all-trades defensive player from the University of Central Florida , who became a late invite to the NFL Combine.
She also accused Russian Federation of violating a 1980s missile treaty.
"I know that they did not represent the Russian state, the Russian authorities". Nauert claimed it depicted an attack on the USA, despite there being no depictions of presumed targets or points of impact. "What they did specifically, I have no idea".
"It may appear someday, but by that time we will develop something new".
President Putin rebuffed accusations by Western media outlets that he was starting a new arms race.
Putin, a former KGB officer who has brought many veterans of Soviet-era security agencies into high positions, is set to secure a new six-year presidential term in a March 18 election.
Putin made the comment during an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly on Thursday.