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Moscow would start to work on retaliatory measures "in the same spirit" as any U.S. restrictions, the Foreign Ministry said.

The State Department's announcement fuelled already worsening investor sentiment about the possible impact of more sanctions on Russian assets and the rouble at one point slid by over 1% against the dollar, hitting a two-year low, before recouping some of its losses.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused the United States of trying to "demonize" Russia and said Moscow would be preparing a response to "this unfriendly act", but did not elaborate.

He added that the US move was "absolutely unfriendly", but reiterated Moscow's hope for improvements to the stressed relations between the two countries.

On Thursday, the Russian currency fell to its lowest dollar value in nearly two years, plummeting to 66.70, according to the CNBC.

"It's critical that we use every tool at our disposal to confront Putin's use of chemical weapons, as well as his efforts to undermine our democracy", the Republican from California said.

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A Downing Street spokesman said: 'The UK welcomes this further action by our United States allies.

The US Department of State on Wednesday said the sanctions were in response to "the use of a "Novichok" nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate United Kingdom citizen Sergei Skripal" - who was a Russian double agent - and his daughter, Yulia, on English soil in March.

British officials said they found evidence the substance used in the attack was Novichok, a nerve gas developed in the Soviet Union during the 1980s. "They are in general more draconian than the first round".

Trump has repeatedly come under fire from lawmakers, including from his own Republican Party, for his conciliatory statements on Russian Federation, particularly at his joint news conference with Putin at their summit in Helsinki last month where he appeared to doubt USA intelligence conclusions that Russian Federation intervened in the 2016 election.

"The strong worldwide response to the use of a chemical weapon on the streets of Salisbury sends an unequivocal message to Russian Federation that its provocative, reckless behavior will not go unchallenged", a spokesperson for the British Foreign Office said on Wednesday.

Trump and Putin may meet on the sidelines of an worldwide conference at some point, the Russian government had said, but the upshot of Friday's back-and-forth was that both leaders want another bilateral summit as well at some point.

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The sanctions against Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation target USA exports of sensitive goods relating to national security.

London and Washington have blamed Moscow, saying Skripal and his daughter were attacked with the Russian nerve agent Novichok.

The Kremlin, meanwhile, repeated its previous denial of any involvement in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in southern England this year, while playing down the importance of the sanctions.

Months later, two residents of a nearby town were also poisoned by the deadly toxin.

Answering a question from one of the employees about new sanctions, Prime Minister said that he would not like to comment on the conversations about them.

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