Matviyenko: US politicians gripped by 'sanctions craze'
Russia's Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko commented on the Kremlin List published by the US Department of Treasury, which includes her as well.
She believes that Washington had no reasons to release new lists and that American politicians are "gripped by a sanctions craze."
"It seems that those who are currently setting the tone for US policy have been smitten with a very dangerous illness - I would call it a sanctions craze. There were no reasons to publish a new list," TASS cited Matviyenko as saying.
the speaker added that the publication of the so-called 'Kremlin list' is crude intervention in Russia’s sovereign affairs and the election process ahead of the Russian presidential election due on March 18.