In the state Duma is considered impossible a speedy restoration of relations with the United States

Dmitry Novikov

Washington is focused on resolving domestic political issues, not the development of constructive relations with Moscow, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov. This opinion was expressed by RT on Friday, July 28.

“A different kind of foreign policy issues they (the us administration — approx. “Of the”) is also used to solve their internal problems, so expect that there will be speedy normalization of relations with the United States, it is not necessary”, — said the MP, commenting on Moscow’s response on Senate approved a new package of anti-Russian sanctions.

In his opinion, the situation is complicated by the fact that the weakening of Russia “considered [in the US] as interesting and promising for them”.

Earlier on Friday it became known that Moscow in response to the tightening of restrictions was decided to close the U.S. Embassy staff in the capital access to the cottage in the Silver forest, and storerooms on the Road outside. In addition, Russia has demanded to reduce number of employees of the us diplomatic mission to 455 people.

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the introduction of countermeasures was approved by Vladimir Putin.

28 July the us Senate passed the bill on a new anti-Russian sanctions. The document introduces restrictions for companies including the oil and gas sector.