The Guardian learned of the request by trump to prepare a list of concessions of Russia
Donald trump asked his administration to study the list of concessions that can go to Washington in relations with Moscow. These include the return of diplomatic cottages in new York, writes The Guardian.
The President of the United States, Donald trump turned to his advisors with a request to make a list of concessions that can go to the United States in relations with Russia, reports The Guardian, citing two former employees of the White house.
The development of proposals is entrusted to the Council for national security, clarifies the issue, and
among the possible proposals of the Washington-Moscow — the return of the two “diplomatic villas”,
belonging to the Russian Embassy in new York, closed down by US President Barack Obama in December 2016 along with the expansion of anti-Russian sanctions list of the United States.
These proposals should be prepared for the meeting of the presidents of the two countries, which will be held during the summit of “big twenty” (G20). The summit will be held in Hamburg on 7-8 July.
According to the interviewees The Guardian, the national security Council and the US state Department there are people who are opposed to trump and Putin held a separate meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. In addition, The Guardian indicates, in Washington there is “strong resistance” unilateral concessions to Moscow, the purpose of which is to improve Russian-American relations.
“They were asked to prepare proposals, but there is strong resistance to making concessions (Moscow. — RBC), without demanding anything in return,” — said the source publication.
The official representative of national security Council, Michael Anton told the newspaper that the format of the meeting between leaders of the two countries “not yet approved”, but did not answer the question about the preparation of the “list of concessions” trump Putin.
The day before, on June 28, the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that
the Russian foreign Ministry is preparing measures in response to the new package of us sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats from the United States in December 2016.
According to her, the response will have a “solid base”.
Moscow and Washington had previously stated that the first meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States may be held during the G20 summit in Hamburg, as both Vladimir Putin and Donald trump are going to take part in its work, but noted that preparations for the meeting of the presidents is not conducted. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow is in any case comes from the fact that the contact Putin and trump will take place during the G20 summit.