MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. The head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev believes that the White house announced terms for repayment of Russia’s diplomatic property in the U.S. are cynical.
“Hints of the White house that, say, if there is still some “good will” of Russia, in particular in respect of the ceasefire in Syria, there will be chances to return the Russian departmenti look, perhaps, less cynicism than the fact its illegal weaning,” the Senator wrote on his page in Facebook. He added that trying to make Russia responsible for violations of the Washington international standards, however, she must also help him to stop this violation.
“I can assume that even hints at the possible steps in the area of cooperation with our country in the United States are seen as political suicide. But diplomatic relations is not an area where you can blackmail, or impose conditions. There are rules that are enforceable even by the warring parties. And trading here just can not be”, – he concluded.
Earlier, the Deputy assistant of the us President Sebastian Gorka media that the administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is exploring the question of removal of arrest from departmenti Russia in the United States and could take this step if Moscow will show honesty of intentions on Syria.
At the end of December 2016, the US administration, then headed by Barack Obama, has imposed sanctions against Russia, declaring, persone non grata 35 employees of the Embassy in Washington and Consulate General in San Francisco, as well as with two Russian diplomatic villas in the States of new York and Maryland. Access to the Russian staff of these complexes were banned. The response of the Russian Federation has still not adopted.