President Obama does not just like Putin especially when the latter contributed for the defeat of Mrs Clinton in the presidential election. Now Obama has one act to perform before he goes on Jan 20th.
The Obama administration prepares sanctions on Russia. US officials are close to announcing punitive measures in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, which could include both diplomatic and economic sanctions.
The actions are expected to include expanded sanctions and diplomatic measures, the officials said, in what the administration deems a proportional response to a Russian operation that went beyond cyber hacking activities common among nations.
But Russia is not just taking it, they have a response also. Official representative for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said in a statement on the ministry’s website, “If Washington really does take new hostile steps, they will be answered … any action against Russian diplomatic missions in the US will immediately bounce back on US diplomats in Russia.”