Peskov: Russia’s Relations with the United States is worse than during the cold war
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said in the program Good Morning America that Russian-American relations are currently worse than during the cold war.
He explained that under the unfriendly actions of Washington, he, in particular, refers to the expulsion of Russian diplomats and the measures against the property of the Russian Federation in the USA, adopted under the previous US administration.
He called the confiscation of Russian property in the United States, subject to the conditions of diplomatic immunity, “capture”, unprecedented in international diplomatic practice for “many decades” and running counter to international law.
At the end of December 2016 was the most massive since the cold war, a one-time exclusion from the U.S. to Russian diplomats in response to the alleged Moscow’s intervention in the presidential election campaign persona non grata was declared to 35 members of the Embassy in Washington and Consulate General in new York.
But the Kremlin from the mirror answer refused: Moscow will not succumb to provocation, which is detrimental not only to bilateral relations but also global security, given the role of Russia and the USA, explained President Vladimir Putin.