This Is 'A Low Point' In US-Russian Relations

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election was "fairly well established" and is "serious enough to attract additional sanctions" on Russia.

Syria has denied it carried out a chemical-weapons attack, but USA and other Western leaders have said there was no doubt Assad's government was responsible for the attack that killed at least 70 people.

Trump's latest decision to attack Russian ally Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack drew sharp criticism from the Kremlin.

On April 4, a reported toxic gas attack hit the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria's Idlib, killing over 80 people and wounding scores of others. Russian Federation is a strong country.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told the council that "with its veto, Russia said no to accountability, Russia said no to cooperating with the UN investigation, Russia said no to helping keep peace in Syria".

Lavrov, echoing past denials of any Russian hacking or other interference in the electoral process, said Moscow hasn't seen "a single fact, or even a hint at facts" proving the USA allegations of Russian interference.

"The longer-term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people", Tillerson had said, when asked whether the US would get involved in Syria's internal politics on March 30.

The U.S. military official said the Pentagon was examining specifically whether a Russian warplane had bombed a hospital in Khan Sheikhoun five hours after the initial chemical attack, with the aim of destroying evidence.

Sergey Lavrov, Russia's foreign minister, said Russia had lots of questions about the Trump administration's "very ambiguous" and "contradictory" ideas.

Earlier Russia's President Vladimir Putin rejected allegations that Syria was behind the chemical attack, saying Syria had given up its chemical stockpile. "Russian Federation chose to side with Assad, even as rest of the world, even the Arab world, comes together to condemn the murderous regime".

"Our view is that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end and they have brought that on themselves with their conduct", the top USA diplomat said.

And Putin, who US intelligence agencies say tried to help Trump get elected, insisted that relations with the USA had only gone downhill since Trump took office in January. But in a Fox Business Network interview, the USA president said he wouldn't intervene militarily against Assad unless the Syrian leader resorts to using weapons of mass destruction again. And our promise to you is that we will always strive to provide indispensable journalism to our community.

Slate looks at a couple reasons for why President Trump hasn't been almost as pro-Russia as candidate Trump, including the possibility that he's been prevented from following pro-Russia policies by political realities in Washington, or simply that he's changed his mind on Russian Federation.