The Russian foreign Ministry thus responded to the extension of US sanctions, which are also called “gift for Poroshenko”.
Russia canceled the next meeting with American diplomats in response to the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions. This is stated in the message to Deputy foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on the Agency’s website.
Moscow Washington statement of intent to improve relations with Russia calls “quite convincing” in the face of new sanctions.
In planned in the nearest future the consultations were supposed to take part the first Deputy Secretary of state Tom Shannon. His visit to Moscow expected, according to the channel ABC, June 23.
Earlier Ryabkov has described this meeting as a way to “prepare the ground” for the first personal meeting between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald trump.
The Russian diplomat noted that the U.S. side so far nothing concrete has been proposed to establish relations.
The sanctions themselves Ryabkov called “political gift” was a visit to the USA President Petro Poroshenko.
In Moscow the new restrictive measures was met with surprise, said Deputy head of the Russian foreign Ministry.
June 20, the United States expanded sanctions against Russia imposed over the situation in Ukraine. Just added to the list of 38 individuals and organizations.
On the eve of the US Republican majority house of representatives stopped a vote on the sanctions against Russia. American President Donald trump wants to amend the Senate bill so that it is possible to cancel anti-Russian sanctions.
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