Russia has cancelled a meeting between U.S. and Russian officials planned for Friday that were aimed at resolving issues between the two countries. Reuters reports the meeting would have been between Russia’s deputy foreign minister and U.S. Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon.
Moscow said it had no choice but to respond in this way after Washington added more individuals and organizations to its list of those sanctioned over the crisis in Ukraine.
U.S. officials say they are open to future talks with Russia.