CNN: Ryabkov said that the question of diplomatic cottages close to the solution
US Undersecretary of state for political Affairs, Thomas Shannon declined to comment.
NEW YORK, July 18. /TASS/. Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov, after a meeting with U.S. Undersecretary of state for political Affairs Thomas Shannon told reporters that Moscow and Washington are close to an agreement on diplomatic property of the Russian Federation, the arrested informed the American side. This was reported Monday by CNN.
As he says, on a question of journalists about whether it was possible to negotiate the return of diplomatic property, Ryabkov said: “almost, Almost”.
Shannon declined to comment. The meeting was held in Washington, it lasted about two and a half hours. Official statements have yet been received.
The US administration imposed sanctions against Russia at the end of December 2016. According to Barack Obama signed the document, 35 employees of the Russian Embassy in Washington and Consulate General in San Francisco was declared persona non grata, was also closed two of the Russian diplomatic villas in the States of new York and Maryland, access is denied to the Russian staff. Russia has still not received a response.
July 14, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Russia is ready to significantly reduce the number of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, and to seize the American Embassy dacha and warehouse as a reflex action, “if it will not move”.