"We will not let the current attack, or any new anti-Russian attack, go without a tough response", Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, after the U.S. sanctions which also target 12 companies owned by the oligarchs, 17 senior Russian officials and a state-owned arms export company.
Nevertheless, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the new sanctions did not mean that Trump's offer to sit down with Putin in Washington is off the table.
Rather than punishing Russian Federation for one specific action, the new sanctions hit back at the Kremlin for its "ongoing and increasingly brazen pattern" of bad behavior, said the officials, who weren't authorized to comment by name and briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.
The measures were taken under a USA law passed to punish Russian Federation for its alleged bid to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, engage in cyber-warfare and intervene in Ukraine and Syria.
Mr Deripaska has been a prominent figure in US prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation over his ties to the former chairman of the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort, and has been accused by the US Treasury Department of illegal wiretapping, extortion, racketeering, money laundering, and death threats against business rivals.
Russia's foreign ministry promised a "tough response" and said the United States had joined the "enemies of the market economy and honest and free competition" as they "use administrative methods to eliminate competitors" such as Rosoboronexport.
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U.S. officials confirmed that their action against the oligarchs was in part related to Russia's alleged interference in the United States vote, but stressed the broader nature of their concerns.
"Not at all", Ms Sanders said. But officials said the goal was to put pressure on Mr Putin by showing that those who have benefited financially from his position of power are fair game.
- Andrey Kostin, named among government officials, heads the nation's second-largest bank, VTB, which is controlled by the state. Both Mr Miller and Mr Kostin are longtime key members of Mr Putin's team. Many other targets were associated with Russia's energy sector.
The assets of all 24 people from Russian Federation and 15 various organizations that fall under the US sanctions and under US jurisdiction have been blocked, and American entities are banned from dealing with them, according to the US Treasury Department. "Now, the sanctions cover captains of Russian business who refuse to play to Washington's scenario", the embassy said.
Russia's state arms exporter, was also added to the sanctions list.
The US also has punished Russian Federation for other troubling activity, including its alleged involvement in the poisoning an ex-spy with a military-grade nerve agent in Britain.