Kislyak: the political interests of Washington are more important than relations with Moscow

MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. The situation in the U.S. shows that Washington easily sacrifice relations with Moscow for the sake of achieving their political goals. This opinion was expressed by a member of the Federation Council, former Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, in an interview with NTV.

“The American political class is sick right now a large number of electrification. Plenty of tension. It is their internal dump, very painful for them. It once again confirms that for Americans, Russian-American relations was not as important because they are easily sacrificed for the sake of achieving political goals,” he said, noting that in the U.S. “a lot of people who originally worked against Russia, originally pressed” that the United States has taken a “hard and sometimes even aggressive policy towards Russia.”

However, he noted that the Russian Federation and the United States there is always room for agreements. “With all the difficulties that arose, at any stage, on any turn we haven’t closed the door for the opportunity to work together on issues of interest to Russia”, – he stressed.

September 2, the U.S. government closed the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco trade representation in Washington and its branch in new York, which Moscow leases.

October 11, U.S. authorities have removed the Russian flags on buildings of the Consulate General in San Francisco and sales offices in Washington. As reported by the Russian Embassy in the United States, the American side was expressed a strong protest, Moscow demanded the immediate return of the flags in place. On 12 October the Duma Council because of the situation, decided to postpone the visit of the delegation of deputies in the United States, reported to the office of the lower house. Speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has charged to work a question on possible reaction chamber for removal of Russian flags from the buildings of the Russian departmenti.

As reported by TASS Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, Russia is preparing a lawsuit against the United States in connection with the illegal actions of departmenti.