Kremlin says sanctions on Putin would be 'destructive'

File photo: Dmitry Peskov/ CGTN

The Kremlin said Wednesday that imposing personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin would have no effect and would be counterproductive in efforts to lower tensions over Ukraine.

"Politically, it's not painful, it's destructive," Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, after US President Joe Biden threatened personal measures against the Russian leader over the conflict.