The decision of U.S. President Barack Obama on the expulsion of Russian diplomats evidence of the agony of the outgoing administration. As reported RIA Novosti, said on Thursday, December 29, head of the international Federation Council Committee Konstantin Kosachev.
“The outgoing administration has no grounds, nor political, nor moral rights to such a drastic and destructive steps to address bilateral relations with Russia. I apologize for the harshness, but no other word is. not even the lame ducks and political bodies,” said the Senator.
Steps in response, according to Kosachev, it is necessary to take into account the possible reactions of the elected President of Donald trump. However, he expressed confidence that such a reaction is sure to follow, because Obama “is at stake the reputation of the US as adequate and to ensure the continuity of the policy with the change of power state.”
The Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei chepa also said that the actions of the Obama team like agony. According to the Deputy, the outgoing President is trying to create obstacles for building of Russia’s relations with the administration of Donald trump. “It’s really very disturbing,” added chepa.
Earlier on 29 December, the United States decided to send 35 Russian diplomats and close access to two objects used by the Russian workers in new York and Maryland. This measure of the American authorities called “a response to a campaign of harassment of American diplomats in Moscow from the Russian authorities”.