The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation admits the response to possible US sanctions list “Muller”


MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Russian MFA admits the response to possible US sanctions because of alleged interference 13 Russians in American elections. This was stated on Wednesday by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov.

“We always respond, including the mirror. We have our own lists of persons who are restricted entry to Russia, there are other forms of response, he said. – I’m not ruling anything out, but before to talk about it (response – approx. TASS), we have to see what really will happen in this field.”

The diplomat added that the US statement on possible new sanctions over alleged Russian interference in the American elections have a negative impact on bilateral relations.

“Every day we hear threats and different kinds of insinuations, attempts to accuse Russia and Russian citizens in certain activities, which does not suit the American side, – said Ryabkov. – It is clear that it continues to have a negative impact on relations between the two countries. It is also clear that all of this is coordinated based on our internal calendar. Paradoxically, the Americans are doing the steps that aimed at interference in our internal Affairs, fanning tensions ahead of the presidential elections (held on 18 March)”.

He stressed that the U.S. continues unreasonably and groundlessly accuse Russia of allegedly meddling in the American electoral processes. “Take it with regret. Withdraw relations with the United States from the current state will be very difficult, obviously the process will take a long time, – said a senior diplomat. – We pay attention to the fact that the representatives of the current US administration flaunt the rigidity of the approach to Russia”.

According to him, Moscow sees this as an obvious political motive. “This year, as in the past, played the Russian card in the internal struggle in the United States – said the Deputy Minister. A side effect of the deepening of mistrust and of our perception of the US as a very unreliable partner, which is very difficult to agree on whatever subjects will only be strengthened”.

In turn Ryabkov spoke about achieving great progress in the preparation for trial against the United States in the case of the Russian departmenti. The timing of the start of judicial proceedings has not been determined.

“We went through a very time-consuming phase of collecting and synthesizing all the materials, he said. Packets of all documents in a high degree of readiness”.

The diplomat stressed that the process of preparation for the trial is still ongoing and its timing is not yet defined. “But progress is being made”, he concluded.

2 September 2017, the U.S. government closed the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, a trade delegation in Washington and his office in new York, which Moscow had rented. The first two objects owned by the state and Russia have diplomatic immunity. Moscow has described the Russian capture of departmenet as an openly hostile act and urged the U.S. government to immediately return these objects.

September 5 at a press conference in the Chinese Xiamen at the end of the BRICS summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the foreign Ministry to appeal to the U.S. Supreme court regarding the withdrawal of Russian departmenti.

“We went through a very time-consuming phase of collecting and synthesizing all the materials, he said. Packets of all documents in a high degree of readiness”.

In addition to that, the diplomat added that the United States purposefully complicate military-technical cooperation of Russia with other countries.

“Puzzling political advertising, which are official representatives of the US administration in question that they made it difficult for legitimate and productive cooperation of Russia and Russian economic operators with foreign partners, – noted Deputy foreign Minister. – We see a focused line on the complication of the VTS, called the specific figures allegedly ripped off contracts under US pressure, as a result of their policy of blackmail and intimidation”.

“Equally, continued efforts that aim to obstruct the implementation of infrastructure projects, including the “Severy stream – 2″ and so on, – said Ryabkov. – For us it’s not news, but it is obvious that it will have to deal with in the future.”

According to him, Moscow this “ready and in a calm manner to seek a solution to any problems”. “We believe that a sustainable mutually beneficial cooperation, which offers Russian partners abroad, interested in a lot, – said Ryabkov. – Will continue to move in that direction despite the machinations or attacks from the United States.”

As previously stated the head of the press service of the Department of state Heather Nauert, the American administration believes that it failed to prevent due to the application of the new law of the United States to toughen sanctions against Russia, Iran and the DPRK, the conclusion of Moscow’s various deals with foreign partners worth more than $3 billion.

The Deputy foreign Minister also said that the US and its supporters cynically use a humanitarian situation in Syria, particularly in the Eastern ghouta.

“Now in new York is working on a draft resolution (on the humanitarian situation, including the humanitarian pause – approx.TASS), issues, including humanitarian assistance and access, has become perhaps the most egregious example of double standards of the US and its supporters in the approach to the entire Syrian dossier, said he, answering the question TASS about the situation around the Eastern Guta. Washington every day, not just selectively and cynically separates the questions he favourable from the point of view of political promotion and the provision of pressure on Damascus from similar to similar situations that make US uncomfortable.”

“We pay attention to it. All contacts and formats,” added Ryabkov.

“With regard to the humanitarian pause, then depending on how we’ll progress the development of this resolution, I think the question also will be solved, – said the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry. Is resolution on humanitarian issues in General.”

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