Kremlin calls for sober view of market volatility caused by U.S. sanctions

MOSCOW, April 11 (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Wednesday called for a calm and sober evaluation of market and rouble volatility prompted by new U.S. sanctions, saying it was being driven by emotions and was partly speculative.

The sanctions, announced on Friday, target officials and businesspeople around President Vladimir Putin in an aggressive response to alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and have triggered steep falls in the rouble.

"Here, we need a calm and sober evaluation of the situation," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on a conference call with reporters. (Reporting by Katya Golubkova Editing by Andrew Osborn)