US imposes new sanctions on Russian shipping firms , Putin hopes US authorities will one day realize futility of sanctions against Russia.

The United States has placed new sanctions on two Russian shipping companies for violating sanctions against North Korea, as well as two individuals over cyber-related activities.

And Washington is also likely to impose further sanctions against Russia in the coming days, in relation to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal.

On the other hand , Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that the US establishment will sooner or later understand the hopelessness of sanctions pressure on Russia.

“It’s not just about the position of the president of the United States, it is about the position in the so-called establishment, the governing class in the broadest sense of the word,” Putin said at a press conference after talks with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

“I hope that one day our American partners will realize that this policy [of sanctions against the Russia] has no prospects, and we will start to cooperate as normal,” he said.

Putin called US sanctions against Russia counterproductive and meaningless.

“As for sanctions [the US sanctions against Russia], these actions are counterproductive and meaningless, especially with regard to such a country as Russia,” he stressed.

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