The White House denied reports of the termination of contacts between the Russian Federation and the United States and said that interaction between high-level officials of the countries continued.
Deputy National Security Assistant for U.S. President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes said that U.S. Secretary of State Kerry had previously talked to Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and contacts between Kerry and Lavrov suggest that the two countries continue the dialogue on the highest level.
Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that "the dialogue continues. Last week, there was a conversation between the two presidents. Now there are a lot of differences, so the dialogues can be very tough, but nevertheless, communication continues."
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said