Relations with the United States stood alone
As the diplomats of Russia and the United States struggled with the stimuli.
The diplomats of Russia and the United States held in Washington talks to resolve contentious issues discussed including the problem of Russian departmenti in America, arrested by the decision of the previous us administration. Meeting in Washington, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and US Undersecretary of state Thomas Shannon, who was called almost the “last chance” to find a compromise, has not led to a decisive agreement. Sergei Ryabkov told “Kommersant” that the conversation was “hard” and complained that the us “pushes the relationship further to a deadlock”. However, he stressed that Moscow hopes for continuation of negotiations — as for the question of diprediksi and on the subject of strategic stability, including the prospects for expiring contract on strategic offensive arms and claims under the Treaty on intermediate-range and shorter-range.
The conversation was tough, honest and balanced and reflected the commitment of both parties to the settlement (of controversial issues.— “Kommersant”). The talks reflected the spirit of goodwill, but obviously need to do more work.Heather Newartriotgirl the press service of the U.S. Department of state
Returned Tuesday night from Washington, Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Kommersant that the Russian and American diplomats “recently, all the talk hard”. “We have no courtly conversations that would include pleasantries to each other, since the positions of the parties are well known and signs of their convergence is very small. We are concerned about this, — he admitted.— We believe that Washington’s unwillingness to admit the obvious complicates the situation, pushes the relationship further to a deadlock”.
According to him, it concerns the question of diprediksi “, and many other items on the current agenda, ranging from humanitarian cases and to issues related to conditions of travel officials, including diplomats for Russia and the United States.”
All these issues promote very little. We, the Russian side, making specific proposals, the arguments expressed in favour of addressing these problems, rather than their oblivion and save as a ballast.Sergey Raskovalova the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
We will remind, on December 29 last year by the decree of the outgoing President Barack Obama from the country were sent to 35 of Russian diplomats and their family members. In addition, was denied access to the so-called suburban dachas of Russia’s permanent mission in new York and Embassy in Washington. The Russian foreign Ministry said then that the White house is in violation of international law went on the actual expropriation of Russian state property. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to refrain from reflex action — as noted by the experts, with the expectation that after the inauguration of Donald trump Washington politics will change dramatically.
However, since then significant progress has occurred, moreover, introduced new sanctions, and Moscow is thinking about a response. The meaning comes in the last days many signals from Moscow boiled down to the fact that her patience is wearing thin, and therefore the talks Sergey Ryabkov and Thomas Shannon will be for the parties the moment of truth.
In turn, the United States has repeatedly changed the wording of their claims on the problem of Russian departmenet, demanding that Moscow provide land for construction of a new Consulate General in St. Petersburg, insisting on the cessation of intervention in American politics, the telescoping condition of normalization in Syria.