MOSCOW, July 3. /TASS/. The patience of Russia towards tightening by Washington of the situation around the Russian diplomatic taken ownership of the outcome, but the question of when can be applied mirror measures is the responsibility of the Ministry of foreign Affairs. Such opinion expressed press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question, should we expect a symmetrical response to the meeting of the presidents of Russia and the United States, or after.
“As for the principle, the principle of reciprocity we talked about, with regard to the fact that the patience of the Russian side in this respect, the outcome is also discussed at different levels, for the nuances – it is rather a question of our foreign Ministry”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
At the end of December 2016 the former US administration headed by Barack Obama imposed new sanctions against Russia, declaring persona non grata 35 employees of the Embassy in Washington and Consulate General in San Francisco and with two Russian diplomatic problem (in the States of new York and Maryland). Access to the entire Russian staff to these two complexes was closed on December 30. Washington tied the sanctions to hacker attacks on American political institutions, which are leaving the U.S. government accused Russia.