Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said the raiding Washington’s decision to deprive Russia of objects of diplomatic property. He stated this at a briefing, reports on Friday, September 1, RIA Novosti.
“Americans again pick up the property, re-close the Consulate General. (…) A total of six points was taken away, five or our property one — rent. Just a raider seizure of some kind,” he said. Ushakov explained that under the restrictions were office sales offices in new York, which was leased.
According to the assistant to the President, Washington’s decision is “a signal, not about how to develop relationships, and signal that they drown in the future.”
In addition, Ushakov said that the US administration continues to smash and drive a dead end relationship with Russia, “can be, not even thinking about the consequences, not only for our two countries and two peoples, but also the consequences for international stability as a whole.” He noted that such steps are at odds with the statements about the readiness of the normalization of cooperation.
“We are talking about a further escalation of tensions in bilateral context, we regret that, and of course, calmly think about how we could respond,” — said the assistant of the head of state.
Before 1 September, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow was ready to engage constructively with Washington. “But it takes two to tango, and the US perform an individual break dance” — complained the Minister.
On August 31 it became known that the USA has demanded from Russia to close the Consulate General in San Francisco. Also need to stop working two consular facility in Washington and new York are buildings trade missions. The decision must be executed before September 2.
The White house said that the decision to take this measure took Donald trump. According to the representative of the presidential administration, this was done in response to the reduction of the U.S. deprecative in Russia. In this speech the downsizing of staff and the expulsion of Russian diplomats is not.