INTERNATIONAL

Russia Slams New Sanctions

The kremlin has slammed as unacceptable US sanctions over Moscow's alleged involvement in a nerve agent attack in Britain, but said Russia still hopes for constructive relations with Washington.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists we consider categorically unacceptable the linking of new restrictions, which we as before consider illegal, to the case in Salisbury.

He added that Moscow retains hopes of building constructive relations with Washington.