The new proposed US sanctions, including against the Russian leadership, may break off all relations between the two countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on CNN on Sunday, TASS reports.
"Of course, it’s beyond our understanding," Peskov said in an interview, referring to some of the latest US proposals that call for sanctions against the Russian leadership.
"Potentially this kind of sanctions can lead to discontinuation of any relations between our two countries," which won’t benefit either Moscow or Washington, he said. "It would be a great mistake."
The Kremlin spokesman said Russia isn’t afraid of sanctions.
"To some extent we are trying to take advantage of them in terms of developing our domestic economy, our domestic production," he said. "We are quite big and quite self-sufficient to be fragile against these sanctions."
Peskov said sanctions never succeeded in making countries change their course.
"Can you recall any example of a situation when sanctions helped you to solve a problem? Where sanctions were really effective in making a country to make certain steps?" he said. "It’s never happened."