“Apparently, everything that is now happening in Washington is a consequence of an acute“ staff shortage ”, primarily in the part concerning specialists in our country.

Only people who have no idea of ​​Russian realities could compile such a list of persons in relation to a topic to which none of them has and cannot have either direct or indirect relation, '' says Zakharova's commentary on the Foreign Ministry website.

She noted that Moscow would like to once again warn Washington against a rash step on the "sanctions track".

Earlier, members of the US House of Representatives Rules Committee approved an amendment to the defense budget for the next fiscal year, which recommends the country's administration to consider the possibility of sanctions against 35 Russian businessmen, journalists and politicians.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the call of the US congressmen for new sanctions against Russia.