This was stated by the Russian Embassy in Washington.

“Once again, we note how Washington is using a human rights “screen” to force other states to adjust their foreign policy line to the supposedly only true patterns of the collective West,” TASS quoted the statement as saying.

Earlier, the White House announced Washington's imposition of sanctions against the Russian Aerospace Forces and the 924th State Center for Unmanned Aviation of the Russian Defense Ministry on charges of "purchasing drones from Iran."

In addition, the United States imposed sanctions against Ella Pamfilova, chairman of the Russian Central Election Commission, and some other members of the election commission.