WP: trump leans to the return of the Russian Federation of its property in new York and Maryland
Initially, the U.S. government offered to return the country to the exchange for permission to resume the construction of the Consulate in St. Petersburg, but later these plans were decided to be abandoned, the newspaper writes.
WASHINGTON, June 1. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is leaning towards the resumption of the Russians ‘ access to suburban complexes of the Russian Embassy in the States of new York and Maryland. With this statement made by the newspaper the Washington Post.
It specifies that “the administration trump initially proposed the return of the property to the Russian side in exchange for permission to resume building of the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg”. However, according to the publication,
“U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson last month brought to the attention of Russian diplomats that the return of cottages no longer depends on the construction of a Consulate.”
Other details about the possible decision of the U.S. government about Russia’s departmenet newspaper does not, only Recalling the sequence of events that have occurred since the decision of the previous administration to close the access of the Russians to the above-mentioned objects.
As said on Wednesday Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, Moscow hopes that Washington will adjust decisions on sanctions against Russian property. According to him, “is not an appropriate response these steps (from the American side to impose sanctions against property of the Russian Federation. — Approx. correspondent.) will remain.” Ushakov recalled the principle of reciprocity, which Russia intends to follow in this and other similar questions. According to him, at the same time, the Kremlin takes into account the current political situation in the United States.
29 Dec 2016 Washington imposed sanctions against Moscow in connection with attributed to her hacker attacks on American political institutions. On the basis of decisions holding then a post of the US President Barack Obama imposed sanctions against Russia’s FSB and Central administrative Board (GU, a former GRU) of the General staff of the Armed forces and senior management GU. In addition, the U.S. state Department declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats, who were asked to leave the US until 2 January.
The US authorities have also shut down for the Russians access to the suburban complexes of the Russian Embassy in the States of new York and Maryland. As has noted then the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, the base was used for the rest of the diplomats and their families.