Putin ignores Obama's sanctions for hacking attacks!
The Russian President Vladimir ignored US President Barack Obama's decision to sanction many individuals and private companies last Thursday.
Instead of responding with similar sanctions against the US, Putin said he will wait until Donald Trump becomes the US president next month before deciding his course of action. The Russian president said" While we reserve the right to take reciprocal measures, we're not going to downgrade ourselves to the level of irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy," Putin said in his statement. The phrase "kitchen diplomacy" in Russian refers to "quarrelsome" behavior!
In response to Putin's statement, Trump tweeted on Friday, "Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!"
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 décembre 2016
With his statement, Putin indicated he plans to ignore Obama's final diplomatic moves and focus on working with the Trump administration going forward which put the US response to hacking attacks in the hand of the new president!