Responding to Russian’s statement of frozen communication with US, State Department spokesman John Kirby has said that 'Dialogue has not been broken. He further added that Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on the phone on Tuesday with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov after a meeting on Syria in Moscow.

The tensions are linked to the CIA and FBI linking Russia to the hacking of Hillary Clinton's emails during the US presidential election and sanctions imposed on Russia over the war in Crimea.

 The US says it is baffled at the Kremlin's insistence that almost all communication channels between Russia and the United States are 'frozen.'