In the Kremlin considered an unacceptable lack of progress in normalizing relations with the United States

Moscow and Washington still have not started the process of withdrawal from the crisis in their relations. This statement was made by the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov on the Primako readings, reports “Interfax” on Thursday, June 29.

“We can say that to a normal work together to rectify in deep crisis of bilateral cooperation, as well as in other areas requiring priority attention, the two largest nuclear powers has not started,” — said Ushakov.

A Kremlin spokesman added that the Russian side can continue to hold the pause in the relationship, “while inter-passion doesn’t subside”. “But this is marking time still believe it is inadmissible”, — he added.

21 June it became known that Russia refused to hold bilateral consultations with the US on issues in relations after the expansion of us sanctions. Reported in comments to the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, published on the website of the foreign Ministry. “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”, — stated in the document.

The U.S. Treasury 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” on June 20. In particular, restrictions apply to some officials of the Crimea and the breakaway republics of Donbass.

Annual international scientific-expert forum “Primakov’s readings” held in Moscow on June 29-30. A key theme of the event will be Russian-American relations.