The white house shows unworthy vindictiveness, trying to strike at Russia. This was stated by RIA Novosti Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, commenting on the introduction of the United States new anti-sanctions.
“Such behavior is simply disgraceful” — leads the Agency the words of the diplomat. Ryabkov added that Washington is trying to blame someone for the defeat of the Democratic candidate in the election “where anyone, but not yourself.”
“The inadequacy of the Washington figures who have fallen into the “sanctions delusion”, is obvious to all,” the diplomat said, noting that the extension of the sanctions list was “the fourth in less than three weeks hostile attack of the outgoing US administration”.
Deputy foreign Minister added that for the remaining 10 days of its existence, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama “can be mangled a lot of firewood, as much as possible to complicate relations with Russia.”
On 9 January the US Treasury on the basis of the Magnitsky act imposed sanctions against five Russian citizens, including the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin.
On 29 December the United States authorities took the decision within 72 hours 35 to expel Russian diplomats, as well as close access to two objects used by them. The White house claim that such measures were “a response to harassment of American diplomats in Moscow from the Russian authorities.”
In addition, the US President imposed sanctions against the FSB, the GRU, other organizations and six individuals, citing the cyber attacks on the electoral system of the United States from Russia.
Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of meddling in the election campaign. In the Kremlin these charges are consistently rejected.