> US sanctions on Russia won't go unanswered, Moscow says. The Kremlin's swift reaction on Friday to Barack Obama's expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies and his imposition of sanctions on two Russian intelligence agencies. Washington accuses them of hacking US political groups to meddle in November's presidential election.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denying that charge. It's a post Cold War nadir in US-Russian ties. But President Vladimir Putin ruled out retaliating by expelling US diplomats. Saying he'll consider the actions of his incoming US counterpart, Donald Trump, before taking action. Reuters' Katya Golubkova is in Moscow.>> The Kremlin and President Vladimir Putin will definitely take into consideration that the Obama Administration is changing the office, and the new administration headed by Donald Trump, which Putin many times said he favors, is taking the office on January 20th.
So we'll see what will be next, but the situation may not be as worse as it looked like last night.>> Many in Trump's Republican party has praised the sanctions though, calling them long overdue. Trump could face an internal battle if he wants to undo one of the most sweeping acts of Obama's tenure.