Actions better than words, Russian Federation tells Trump

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends a joint news conference with Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini in Vantaa Finland

WASHINGTON-The U.K.'s top diplomat was expected to deliver a speech in Washington on Tuesday calling for fresh sanctions against Russian Federation, urging a continued hard line, according to prepared remarks released by the embassy.

"We of course welcome statements that affirm a readiness to cooperate, but we would welcome even more some kind of concrete actions", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"The country, which is leaving the European Union as part of Brexit, is trying to dictate foreign policy to the European Union, and now it turns out that London wants to dictate foreign policy with regard to Russian Federation to Washington as well".

Whitehouse went on to give Trump's national security team credit for continuing to call out Russian Federation for trying to interfere in American democracy, despite the unusual statements that the president regularly makes.

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"The Treasury Department is disrupting Russian efforts to circumvent our sanctions", Mnuchin said Tuesday.

The Russian firms newly subject to USA sanctions are Vela-Marine Ltd., which tried to act for or on behalf of Divetechnoservices, and Lacno S.R.O., which provided material support for the underwater firm, according to US officials.

Separately, the Treasury Department targeted several Russian shipping companies and vessels for violating United Nations sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear program.

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