The US state Department: Russia is to blame for the continuing isolation from the West
The United States believes that Russia “does not want to take responsibility for their actions” and isolating itself. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to the unnamed representative of the U.S. state Department.
The day before the U.S. Treasury announced the extension of the sanctions list of the Russians. Restrictive measures were introduced “in response to the set of malicious activities of the Russian government around the world, which continues and becomes more daring.” Included in the list of 38 Russian businessmen and officials, as well as companies.
“We are disappointed at the apparent reluctance of the Russian government to take responsibility for their actions and to acknowledge that they can only blame themselves for their ongoing and worsening isolation from the West. The signal which is to understand the Russian government is that malicious actions will result in significant consequences,” — said the Agency interlocutor. The representative of the state Department stressed that the U.S. does not break off dialogue with Russia and continue to “seek a positive resolution” on several issues.
He also noted that the United States will not issue American visas to Russian businessmen and civil servants against whom sanctions have been imposed. “In respect of persons included in black lists on the basis of Executive decrees No. 13661 and 13662, are visa restrictions. They usually are unable to enter the United States,” — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.