Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/File Photo
MOSCOW - 30 July 2017: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia could consider imposing additional measures against the United States but he opposed such moves for now.
"I am against it as of today," Putin said in an interview with Vesti TV.
Moscow ordered the United States on Friday to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties as a response to new U.S. sanctions that were approved nearly unanimously by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.