Putin has not yet ordered retaliatory sanctions against United States

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Speaking on a weekly TV talk show, Siluanov said the new USA sanctions, some of which could restrict purchases of Russian government bonds, were "unpleasant but not fatal".

"Eventually, this will negatively impact USA investors".

The intelligence sources say the Russians were particularly satisfied with the press conference the two leaders gave in Helsinki after Trump and Putin met for about two hours without staff and accompanied only by translators.

Peskov's comments contrasted sharply with the evaluation Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov offered immediately after the summit, when he said that the talks had been "better than super".

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an air assault exercise with Army Major General Walter Piatt at Fort Drum, New York, on August 13, 2018.

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For manufacturers, the cost of raw materials was 10.9% higher than in July 2017, the biggest rise in more than a year. Earlier this month the Bank of England forecast inflation would rise to 2.6% in July before falling back.

- said the representative of the state Department.

Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 marked the start of a series of moves by the Kremlin that have sullied its relationship with the West, including backing insurgents in eastern Ukraine, defending the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and alleged interference in the 2016 -U.S. election.

Lavrov said his officials are ready to "develop" contacts with the administration further "if, of course, America is ready to act on the basis of a balance of interests, parity and taking into account one another's position".

However, it notes that the Russian government is "puzzled" that the amicable meeting of leaders has not led to more pro-Russian policies from the U.S. Just last week, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on Russia in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil. After all, the new restrictions will affect 70% of the Russian economy and 40% of the workers.

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