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Russia Shrugs Off Biden’s Sanctions as Putin Looks to Summit

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Even as Russia vowed to retaliate for the latest raft of U.S. sanctions, the Kremlin signaled it was ready to limit the damage and remained open to the White House’s offer of a presidential summit.

“The sanctions were moderate and I hope the reaction will be,” said Andrey Kortunov, head of the Kremlin-founded Russian International Affairs Council. “Russia’s response shouldn’t hamper the summit. People understood that sanctions were inevitable.”