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US sanctions 'categorically unacceptable,' says Putin spokesman

The Kremlin has described the Trump administration's decision to impose further sanctions against Russia following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK earlier this year as "categorically unacceptable" and "illegal," and has vowed to "work on retaliatory measures."

Putin calls claims Russia poisoned ex-spy 'nonsense,' 'delirium'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday sloughed off the notion that Russia was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter, saying "any sensible person would understand that this is delirium and nonsense, it is unthinkable that we would do such a thing."