The United States does not intend to return of diplomatic property of Russia without getting “something in return”. About it RIA Novosti said a senior official in the White house, responding to the question, what is the position of the new administration on this issue.
On Monday, July 17, in Washington in the second round of consultations of the Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and US Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Thomas Shannon. The last consultation, scheduled for June 23 in St. Petersburg, have been cancelled. Ryabkov said that after the decision of the USA on expansion of anti-Russian sanctions because of the situation around Ukraine “the situation is not conducive to the conduct of a round of such a dialogue.”
The main issue in the negotiations will be the subject of the Russian diplomatic property in the United States. From the round of consultations depends on the possible adoption of Moscow’s response.
Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov, commenting on the arrest of Russian property, said that Moscow considers the internal difficulties of the US President Donald trump, but without a response it will not leave, if Washington will not do anything.
On Friday, July 14, it was reported that Washington can make the decision about returning to Russia two are from December of last year under arrest diplomatic facilities, if you see her “honesty”. Deputy assistant of the us President Sebastian Gorka cited the recent agreement with Moscow on a cease-fire in Syria.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the report, said that the rules of international law require the United States to return Russia its diplomatic property, and the question about it is debatable. Most likely, it was some incorrect wording, because the speech can not go”, — said the representative of the Kremlin.
At the end of December 2016, the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats. In addition, the Russian depravation denied access to two residential complexes, the so — called suburban dachas of Russia’s permanent mission in new York and the Russian Embassy in Washington.