Employees of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow from 1 August will not be able to use the dacha in Serebryany Bor, as well as warehouses on Road street in the capital. Thus Moscow has responded to the tightening of us sanctions against Russia, reported on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs on Friday, July 28.
In addition, the Russian side demanded before September 1 to reduce the total number of personnel in U.S. diplomatic missions in the country, to 455. This figure corresponds to the number of Russian diplomats and employees of technical personnel in the United States.
The foreign Ministry stressed that the new sanctions reaffirm “extreme aggression” of Washington in international Affairs. “In the United States, decisions are made about illegal sanctions against the Russian Federation, seized the Russian diplomatic property, decorated in a legally binding bilateral documents will be expelled Russian diplomats. This clearly violates the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and accepted diplomatic practice,” — said the Agency.
27 July the us Senate passed a bill on sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The document was approved by 98 senators, two opposed. The draft law sent for signature to President Donald Trump, who warned the White house can veto.
The bill provides for several limitations. Thus, it is proposed to reduce to 14 days the maximum period of funding of banks, which are under sanctions, and 30 days — for oil and gas companies.
At the end of December last year, the outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats. In addition, the Russian depravation closed access to two residential complexes, the so — called suburban dachas of Russia’s permanent mission in new York and the Russian Embassy in Washington.