The US state Department expressed regret in connection with the decision of Moscow to cancel the holding of bilateral consultations with Washington on the problems in the relationship, which was made after the expansion of us sanctions. On Wednesday, June 21, according to Reuters.
“We regret that Russia has decided to turn away from the opportunity to discuss bilateral obstacles to us-Russian relations”, — said the representative of the U.S. Department of state Heather Nauert.
Neuert also stated that these sanctions “have not appeared out of nowhere, and was imposed in response to Russia’s continued violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.
Earlier, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow will not hold bilateral consultations with Washington on the problems in relations after the expansion of us sanctions.
20 June, the American Ministry of Finance has extended the 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”.