The state Department confirmed the upcoming meeting between Shannon and Ryabkova

US Undersecretary of state Thomas Shannon will hold talks with Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on July 17 in Washington. On Tuesday, July 11, at the briefing said state Department spokesman Heather Nauert, reports Reuters.

According to her, Shannon “prepared thoroughly for this meeting and looking for areas for discussion.”

The preparation of the meeting was discussed on 3 June during the meeting of Shannon with the Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak. Presumably, one of the topics of conversation will be the arrest of Russian gipsobetonnye in the United States in December 2016.

June 21, Ryabkov said that Moscow refuses bilateral consultations with Washington on the problems in relations after the expansion of us sanctions. “The situation is not conducive to carrying out rounds of this dialogue, especially since the content for it is not reached”, — said the diplomat.

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”.