Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that the Agency does not comment on daily working contacts with colleagues from the United States or other countries. On Saturday, January 14, RIA Novosti reported.
So the diplomat responded to reports of telephone conversations of adviser elected President of the USA Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak.
Earlier on Friday, people familiar with the situation sources told Reuters that Flynn and Kislyak five times and talked on the phone on the day of entry by the administration of incumbent President of the United States Barack Obama’s new anti-Russian sanctions, including the expulsion of diplomats. Hand, according to the Agency, said it was 29 December 2016, and not a day earlier, as was stated by the representative of the transitional headquarters of the trump Sean Spicer.
13 January briefing Spicer told reporters that Flynn and Kislyak spoke by telephone on December 28 the organization of telephone conversations between the presidents of Russia and the United States after the inauguration of the trump.
December 29, the administration of incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama announced introduction of sanctions against several Russian citizens and organizations, among which were the FSB and the General Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces (former GRU). In addition, Washington has declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats and ordered them and their families to leave the country within 72 hours. These measures, States associated with hacker attacks on American political institutions, which accused the Russian Federation.
Moscow consistently denies any involvement in cyber aggression. Vladimir Putin refused to answer Washington in the same way to send from Russia American diplomatic representatives.