Moscow will not hold bilateral consultations with Washington on the problems in relations after the expansion of us sanctions. This is stated in the comments of the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov, published on the website of the foreign Ministry on Wednesday, June 21.
“As you know, the next few days were planned for the continuation of bilateral consultations on the accumulated in Russian-American relations “stimuli”, to find ways out of extremely difficult situation in which the American side has driven partnership and cooperation with Russia. After yesterday’s decision on sanctions, the situation does not have to conduct rounds of this dialogue, especially since the content for it is not reached because Washington was not proposed and is not proposing anything concrete in this area. As did not return, or returns expropriated in December last year, the Russian diplomatic property,” according to the statement.
On 20 June it was reported that the us Treasury expanded sanctions list, which was added 38 points — 19 of 19 names and names of organizations involved in “Russia’s actions in Ukraine.” In particular, restrictions apply to some officials of the Crimea and the breakaway republics of Donbass, as well as to citizens associated with the club of bikers “Night wolves”.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the situation, stated that “Russophobic obsession in the United States goes all the faces”.