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Kremlin cancels meeting in sign of deteriorating U.S.-Russia ties

Alexei Nikolsky / Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP and Evan Vucci / AP

Russia's deputy foreign minister has canceled a planned meeting this Friday with the U.S. undersecretary of state, saying "the situation is not conducive to holding a round of this dialogue." This comes a day after the U.S. Treasury levied sanctions against 38 individuals involved in Russian incursions in Ukraine, including two Russian officials, and Trump welcomed the Ukrainian president to the White House.