BELGOROD, July 14. /TASS/. Russia considers incorrect the statement of the question of any claims to Moscow on the question of the return of its diplomatic property in the United States. This was reported to journalists the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the words of White house spokesman that the US can return departmenet Russia, if Moscow will show honesty of intentions on Syria.
“The return of Russia to its departmenti cannot and should not be conditioned with anything. It [seizure of property] categorically contrary to international law. Most likely, it was some incorrect wording, because of the question [about the requirements of the Russian Federation] can not go”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
He also said that while the Russian President took no action in response to the expulsion of the U.S. at the end of last year, the Russian diplomats and the seizure of diplomatic property. “While no decisions the head of state, which determines the principles of foreign policy of Russia, are not accepted. However, we have repeatedly stressed that the situation with the diplomats and property continues to be unacceptable, so, of course, in this case [is] a serious test of patience of the Russian side”, – said Peskov.
That the administration of U.S. President Donald trump there are some of the conditions in the question on returning of Russia its departmenti, earlier media reports, the Deputy assistant of the us President Sebastian Gorka.
The situation with the Russian departmentu in the United States, began at the end of December 2016. Then the US administration under the leadership of Barack Obama imposed new sanctions against Russia. They concluded that 35 employees of the Russian Embassy in Washington and Consulate in San Francisco was declared persona non grata, closed two of the Russian diplomatic villas in the States of new York and Maryland. Access to the Russian staff there was forbidden. Russia still has not responded.
On Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that “if it does not move”, Russia is ready to significantly reduce the number of employees of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, and to seize the American Embassy dacha and warehouse as a reflex action to the actions of the American side.